Powell Funeral Home and Crematory

Welcome to Pines Funerals

A Family-Owned Company

We are a small company of independently owned funeral homes located in Moore County North Carolina. Since 1957, T. T. "Tommy" Prickett has owned and operated Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage. In 1990 he brought in a partner Robert Nunnaley and since then they have incorporated Kennedy Funeral Home of Robbins and Powell Funeral Home and Crematory in Southern Pines as other locations with in the county. Each of these facilities have a unique and rich history within their respected communities dating back to 1886. You may read more about each facilities on the "About" page.

Committed to the families in our communities.

We want to thank you for taking the time to visit with us online. If you are reading this you are most likely looking for funeral information. Our new website has been designed to help you know and understand in the most simple terms what your options are when it comes to final arrangements. Whether you are looking for information on complete funeral services, memorial services, cremation or any other types of service it should be available here on our website. We also offer an interactive obituary page which gives you the opportunity to post your favorite memories, pictures or videos of your loved one, share your thoughts with others or simply leave a much-appreciated condolence to a grieving family. Please take your time and look around. We have a complete schedule of prices for all of our services as well as caskets, vaults and urns. This is a feature that will help you to understand the cost of service before you talk to a director. We are concerned about the high cost of funeral service and will help you make our services affordable and meaningful to you. If you have any questions you may email us or call us anytime, we are here to help you.

~ Our Faithful Staff ~


Our Obituaries

James M. Atkins, Jr.

November 13, 2020

James M. Atkins, Jr., (Jimbo) 69, passed away on Friday November 13th at the Kitty Askins Hospice House in Goldsboro, NC. Jimbo resided at O'Berry Center for much of his life. He was surrounded by a loving, caring group of people throughout the years who took care of all his needs. The family expresses their gratitude to all the caretakers for their love and patience. Mr. Atkins was...
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Elizabeth Ann Williams

October 11, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Bollow Williams, 71 of Vass, North Carolina (formerly of Hummelstown, PA) passed away, peacefully, at her home early Sunday morning, on October 11, 2020. A native of Shelbina, MO, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Mary Elizabeth Daniel Bollow. It was love at first sight, when she met her future husband Timothy Martin Williams, at a high school year-book committee...
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Louise Schumacher

September 15, 2020

Southern Pines, NC Louise "Lulu" Schumacher moved on to a beautiful new neighborhood on Tuesday September 15th. She passed on peacefully with her good friend Elizabeth Oleson at her side giving her comfort. Lulu was a dynamic, one-of-a-kind woman. Born of strong Serbian parents, she and her sister Jean grew up as outspoken young girls nurtured by loving parents in Washington Pennsylvania. ...
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Suzanne Wimberly

September 2, 2020

Suzanne Wimberly, 70, of Aberdeen, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Born in Hamlet, NC, she was the daughter of Betty Thomas Wimberly and the late Charles G. Wimberly Jr. Suzanne grew up in Aberdeen and graduated from Aberdeen High School class of 1968. She continued life-long friendships with...
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JJ Ledbetter

August 28, 2020

JJ Ledbetter, age 91, of Aberdeen died Friday, August 28, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. He was born in Montgomery County to the late Andrew and Sally Dennis Ledbetter and spent most of his life living and working in Moore County. He served briefly in the US Navy and early in life was instrumental in starting the Aberdeen Rescue Squad. He was also a firefighter for the ...
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Ann Hegarty Cauley

June 21, 2020

Ann Hegarty Cauley, age 90 of Southern Pines, NC and formerly of Boston died Sunday, June 21, 2020 at her home. A funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church in In Beverly, MA on Friday, July 24 2020. Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. A native of Beverly, MA she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Honora Hegarty Cauley. Ann worked as a trust executive for Nutter,...
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William F. Rigby

July 30, 1933 - June 12, 2020

William F. Rigby, 86, of Southern Pines, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 12, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House. He was born July 30, 1933, in Suffolk County Massachusetts. He was the son of the late Phillip and Anne Rigby. The family will have a private memorial service at a later date. You may contact the family for more information. In addition to his parents, he was preceded...
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Louis Clarke Edgar

June 7, 1936 - June 3, 2020

Louis Clarke Edgar of Pinehurst passed away Wednesday June 3, 2020 after a long illness. Born on June 7,1936, Lou (known in his younger years to family and friends as Pete), will be remembered for his devotion to his wife Cindy and for the many stories he told about his own good times. Lou was a 1958 graduate of Princeton University, where he ran track and was a member of the Cannon Club....
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Taubersmith

December 6, 1924 - May 14, 2020

Bernie Taubersmith was born on December 6, 1924 in Washington, DC, to Frances Miller Taubersmith and Bernard C. Taubersmith, Sr. He passed into his eternal rest on May 14, 2020 at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, surrounded by his devoted children. He attended the District of Columbia schools, graduating from Anacostia High School. He then joined the United States Army. He...
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David Monroe

March 16, 2020

David Monroe, 61, of Southern Pines passed away peacefully on March 16, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, after a long illness. He is survived by his brother Tony Monroe of Southern Pines and his sister Cathey Handsel of Myrtle Beach, SC. He is the beloved son of Harold and Jackie Monroe of Southern Pines. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to ...
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R. Claiborne Morris

January 6, 1932 - February 16, 2020

Pinehurst, NC R. Claiborne Morris passed away peacefully at home in the early morning of February 16th, 2020 with his wife of 61 years, Mary Jo, by his side. A celebration of Clay's life will be held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines, on March 1st, at 1:30 p.m., with the Reverend John G. Talk, IV officiating. A reception following the service will be held in the Parish...
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Anne Martin Kearney

September 12, 1942 - February 15, 2020

Anne Martin Kearney died peacefully in her sleep on February 15th at her home in Whispering Pines, NC. She will always be remembered for her bright hazel eyes, loving nature, great sense of humor, infallible memory, and unflagging devotion to family. Born 9/12/1942 in Providence, RI, Anne was the beloved daughter of Lewis E. "Lew" Martin and Agnes McGurk Martin. During World War II, Lew...
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Marcia Powell Black Schumacher

December 19, 2019

Pinehurst: Marcia Powell Black Schumacher passed away peacefully on December 19th after suffering with Dementia for several years. She was in the loving care of her niece, Georgie Donovan Szkula and her husband William Szkula, as well as her much loved and kind caretakers at Fox Hollow and First Health Hospice. Marcia was preceded in death by her husband Donald Schumacher, her loving ...
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Jonathan "Banks" Richardson

March 22, 1956 - October 5, 2019

Jonathan "Banks" Richardson, 63, of Aberdeen passed away Saturday surrounded by his family at UNC Hospital from complications associated with his 19 month battle with multiple myeloma. Banks was born in Moore County on March 22, 1956 to Betty and Decatur Richardson. He graduated from Pinecrest High School in 1974. He loved sports and played baseball, football and basketball during his school...
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Betty Frances (Pate) Reep

August 28, 2019

Betty Frances Pate Reep, 88, of Southern Pines lost her battle with Alzheimer's and passed away peacefully Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Penick Village in Southern Pines. Betty, daughter of Samuel Franklin Pate and Emma Sears Pate, was born on June 1, 1931 in Gastonia. She was a graduate of Mars Hill College (University) and worked for College Foundation, Inc., in Raleigh from 1966 to...
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Betty Reep

August 28, 2019

Southern Pines, NC Betty Reep, age 88 of Southern Pines died Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Penick Village in Southern Pines. Arrangements will be announced by Powell Funeral Home.
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Joseph Anthony Bravata

August 24, 2019

Joseph Anthony Bravata, age 69 of Aberdeen died Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his home. A Cryptside service will be 1:00 PM Saturday at Pinelawn Memorial Park Mausoleum with Father Andrew McNair officiating. A native of Brooklyn, NY he was a son of the late Frank and Grace Bravata. Joseph and his family moved to Moore County in the 1980's where he worked as a Data Processor for JT...
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William D. "Bill" Weathers

July 24, 1926 - July 24, 2019

William D. "Bill" Weathers of Whispering Pines passed away Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 on his 93rd birthday at Elmcroft Senior Living in Southern Pines. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, August 17th, 2019 at Pinehurst United Methodist Church, where he was a long time member. Following the service there will be a reception at The Country Club of Whispering Pines. A native...
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Roy Merril Hanna, Jr.

September 11, 1916 - July 7, 2019

ROY MERRIL HANNA, JR., World War II veteran, age 102 passed away July 7, 2019. A celebration of his life will be held at Quail Haven Village, 155 Blake Blvd. Pinehurst, NC, at a date to be determined. Raised on a dairy farm in central Pennsylvania, Mr. Hanna attended Penn State University where he was a member of Sigma Chi and the Penn State Boxing Team, winning the Intercollegiate Golden...
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June 26, 2019

Stephen Van Camp, son of Paul Milton and Marjorie (Martin) VanCamp, died at his home in Southern Pines Wednesday, June 26, 2019. He was born November 11,1928 in Shrewsburg, NJ. His family moved to Southern Pines in 1932 when Steve was 4 years old. He graduated from Southern Pines High School and attended Duke University for several years. Steve worked for his father, a civil engineer,...
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Barbara Hassell

June 7, 2019

Barbara Hassell, of Fairfax City, VA and formerly of Moore County died Friday, June 7. Services will be held on Saturday, June 15, at 2:00 pm at McDonald's Chapel Presbyterian Church in Aberdeen. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. Barbara Hassell was born in Southern Pines to Albert and Edith Stutts and grew up with her sister, Mary Alice. Barbara...
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Barbara Hassell

June 7, 2019

Barbara Hassell, of Fairfax City, VA and formerly of Moore County died Friday. Arrangements will be announced by Powell Funeral Home.
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Arthur T. Knibbs

June 6, 2019

Arthur T. Knibbs, age 105 of Aberdeen died Thursday, June 6, 2019 at his home. A service will be held 1:00 PM Thursday (June 20, 2019) at Pinelawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel. Powell Funeral Home is serving the Knibbs family. Condolences: PinesFunerals.com
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Arthur T. Knibbs

June 6, 2019

Arthur T. Knibbs, age 105 of Aberdeen died Thursday at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Powell Funeral Home when available.
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Juanita Williford

January 23, 1926 - April 15, 2019

Juanita J. Williford Jan. 23, 1926 - Apr. 15, 2019 Juanita Williford, loving mother of 93 years of age, passed to her heavenly home on April 15, 2019 at First Health Hospice House, aka Angel House, which Juanita called it...full of angels. She loved her family dearly, and was delighted to be in tune with all the family activities. Juanita and James were married 55 years before his...
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John Thomas Wesson

March 19, 2019

John Thomas Wesson, age 85, of Southern Pines, died Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at his home surrounded in love. A gathering of friends and family will be held at his home on Sunday, March 24 from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. A native of Chicago, John would tell stories of growing up during the Great Depression, that his grandmother would give meals for those who knocked on their door. After graduating from...
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George Utley

March 11, 2019

George W. Utley, age 89 of Pinebluff passed away peacefully Monday, March 11, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday at Powell Funeral Home from 3:00 - 5:00 PM. Born in Richmond County to the late William and Prudence (Bethea) Utley, we spent most of his life in Pinebluff. George worked for J.P. Stevens and Proctor Silex. He also...
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Rose Colletti Scali

February 24, 2019

Rose Colletti Scali , age 91, of Southern Pines, died Sunday, February 24, 2019 at her home. A funeral service will be held 2:00 P.M., Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Powell Funeral Home conducted by Father Andrew McNair. A private burial will follow at Mt Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. A native of Brooklyn, NY she was the...
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Cathlyne Snyder Lunday

February 19, 2019

Cathlyne Snyder Lunday, age 72 of Aberdeen died Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at FirsthHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Saturday at Beulah Hill Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Darrell Williams officiating. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Chapel on Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. A native of Illinois she was a daughter of the late...
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Sarah Haithcock Poling

May 25, 1929 - February 9, 2019

Sarah Haithcock Poling, 89, of Pinehurst and formerly of Rockville, MD, passed away Saturday, February 9, 2019, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. She was born in High Point on May 25, 1929, to Exie Lula (Bailey) and William Presley Haithcock. The family moved to Robbins where she attended and graduated from Elise High School in 1947. Sarah was preceded in death by her parents...
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Curtis E. Bettini

January 31, 2019

Curtis E. Bettini, age 95 died Thursday (January 31, 2019) at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Powell Funeral Home.
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Isabelle M. Morford

June 24, 1920 - January 24, 2019

Isabelle M. Morford, age 98 of Wilmington died Thursday, January 24, 2019 in Wilmington. A graveside service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, February 9 at Pinelawn Memorial Park conducted by her granddaughter Rev. Emily Kroeger. The family will receive friends from 2:00 - 2:45 at Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines. Mrs. Morford was born June 24, 1920 in New Castle, PA to the late Dr....
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Owen James Gallagher

December 8, 2018

Owen James "Coach" Gallagher passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday December 8, 2018, at the age of 76. Owen is survived by his wife of 54 years, Charlotte Gallagher of Aberdeen, NC. His brother William Gallagher of Henderson, NV. His children Owen Gallagher of Granby, CT, Edith Gallagher & partner Kathleen of Mansfield, PA, Kirsten Simmons & Husband Doug of...
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John David Morgan

August 30, 2018

John David Morgan, USAF Ret., age 77 of Pinebluff died Thursday, August 30, 2018 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Graveside services with full military honors will be 3:00 PM Saturday at Pinebluff Cemetery. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late John Ruben and Julia Carrigg Morgan. John served his country in the United States Air Force for 20 years retiring as a...
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Jean Lloyd Ledden

August 28, 2018

Jean Lloyd Ledden, age 89 of Winter Park, FL died Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Graveside services will be 4:00 PM Sunday, September 2nd, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Southern Pines, NC. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Saturday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. A native of Sanford, NC, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Ruth Porter Lloyd. She was a graduate of Jonesboro High...
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Samuel Fields "Jaybird" Hicks

July 3, 2018

Vass, NC Samuel Fields "Jaybird" Hicks, age 69 of Vass died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at his home and has now entered into the kingdom of heaven. A casual style "Jaybird" graveside service will be 11:00 AM Saturday at Bethesda Cemetery. Please dress casual and bring a lawn chair. Born in Hoke County (now Moore County) he was a son of the late Albert Turner and Sallie Cummings Hicks. He...
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Linda Lee Lowe

April 28, 2018

Linda Lee Lowe, age 69 of Aberdeen passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A native of Abilene, TX she was a daughter of the late Thomas and Ina Mae Lowe. She worked as a Clinical Social Worker for FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital for many years. She is survived by her longtime...
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Doris Shea Stemler

April 27, 2018

Doris O'Shea Stemler, age 91 of Southern Pines died Friday, April 27, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Friday at Penick Village Chapel conducted by Rev. Sarah Rieth. A native of Long Island, NY she was a daughter of the late Timothy Cornelius and Gladys (Donavan) O'Shea. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert Stemler. She is...
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Kyler Damon Stock

March 26, 2018

Kyler Damon Stock, age 46 of Southern Pines, died Monday, March 26, 2018 at his home after a difficult struggle with ALS. The family will have a private service at a later date. Kyler was born in Boonton, NJ and previously worked as stock broker and as a sales representative for Cook Pharmaceutical. His survived by his parents Ernest and Vicki Stock of Whispering Pines; brothers Trevor...
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Patricia Sheppard Crumrine

February 16, 2018

Patricia Sheppard Crumrine, 94, of Southern Pines, passed away Friday, February 16, 2018 at her home in Penick Village. The family plans a memorial service in Tryon, NC at a later date. Burial will be beside her husband. A native of Alton, IL she was born on October 23, 1923 to the late Charles and Opal (Trost) Sheppard. She was proud to be part of the first graduating class of the...
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Margaret "Meg" McLaurin McGill

October 8, 2017

Margaret "Meg" McLaurin McGill, 52, of Pinehurst, passed away peacefully on October 8, 2017 at UNC Hospital. Meg was a beloved daughter, mother, sister, teacher, and friend. She was incredibly passionate about her career in teaching and touched the hearts of many children and their families. Her laugh was contagious and her perfect smile could light up the room. Though she will be greatly...
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Geraldine Abrahamsen

March 28, 1927 - August 12, 2017

Geraldine McCoy Overton McKenzie Abrahamsen, 90, of Southern Pines, died Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Culdee Presbyterian Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. As per Geraldine's request, she will be buried privately with her first husband...
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Robert Ellis Stemler

April 28, 2017

Southern Pines - Robert Ellis Stemler, 91, passed away on April 28. He is survived by his wife Doris Stemler, daughter Patricia and husband Jim Hume, son Bradford and wife Jacqueline, and granddaughters, Lauren, Katie, Carleigh, Alicia and Heather. There will be a memorial service at Penick Village Chapel on May 5 at 2:00 pm. Condolences: PinesFunerals.com
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Stanley John "Steve" Kuzminski, US Army, Ret.

March 15, 2017

CSM Stanley John "Steve" Kuzminski, US Army retired, age 90, of Pinebluff, passed away Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Monday at Bethesda Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. David Hudson. Burial will follow with full military honors at Bethesda Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Sunday...
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Bill Andrew Hall

August 1, 1927 - February 15, 2017

Bill Andrew Hall, age 89, of Southern Pines, passed away Wednesday February 15, 2017 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, at Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines, NC, with the Reverend Dr. David Boroughs, officiating. Burial will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park Southern Pines, NC. The family will receive friends at the funeral...
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William (Bill) Macan Munroe

February 2, 2017

William (Bill) Macan Munroe, age 88 of Whispering Pines died Thursday (February 2, 2017) at his home. A native of Perth Amboy, NJ he was a son of the late Kenneth H. Munroe, and Elizabeth Robinson Macan Munroe. Bill attended elementary and high schools in New Jersey, New York and Delaware. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Maryland College and a Masters of Science from...
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Signe Hibberd

April 18, 1915 - January 18, 2017

Signe Torberg Hibberd, age 101 died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines. Born in Worcester, MA on April 18, 1915 she was a daughter of the late  Einer and Ellen Torberg and had lived in Southern Pines since 1981. She was married to Charles Perry Hibberd in 1942, and until his death in 2004. He was a naval officer, aviator and Pearl Harbor survivor who...
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Eva R. Dowd

June 19, 1922 - October 30, 2016

Eva R. Dowd, "Pinky" age 94, passed away on October 30, at home, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Dowd was born June 19, 1922, to John and Mattie Brown Richardson. She and her beloved Robert Dowd were married on November 21, 1942. She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mattie Brown Richardson, her husband, Robert P. Dowd, her grandson, Ben Bryant Dowd and her sister Ethel R...
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Angela Ivy Morales

October 25, 2016

Angela Ivy Morales, age 35 of Aberdeen passed away Tuesday (October 25, 2016) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst from complication of childbirth. A memorial service will be held 1:00 PM Sunday at Powell Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends following the service. Angela is survived by: her mother Nancy Coffey Biggs and husband Albert of Aberdeen; father...
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Ricky Eugene Williams

November 7, 1944 - July 7, 2016

Ricky Eugene Williams, 72, of Southern Pines, NC passed away July 7, 2016 at the First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. Ricky was a native of Moore County. He graduated from Southern Pines High School in 1963. Ricky owned R.E. Williams Inc. for 30 years. He was avid hunter and fisherman and loved the outdoors, especially the beach. He was known for his sense of humor and friendliness. He...
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Dorothy Worth Burtis

June 21, 2016

Dorothy Worth Burtis, age 98 of Southern Pines died Tuesday (June 21, 2016) at St. Joseph of the Pines. A memorial service will be 11:00 am Monday (June 27, 2016) at Belle Meade Chapel. Inurnment will be at Pinelawn Memorial Park Mausoleum. A native of New York, NY she was a daughter of the late William Henry Ogsbury and Mary Lambeth Randolph Osgbury. She was a graduate of St. Catherines...
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Malcom "Mac" Mills

January 9, 2016

Southern Pines NC Malcolm "Mac" Mills, 82, of Southern Pines NC, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and loved ones on January 9, 2016. A private burial will take place at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Southern Pines NC. A memorial service will be held Thursday, January 14, at 2:00 pm, at Pinehurst United Methodist Church, 4111 Airport Road, Pinehurst NC 28374, ...
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Jackson Davis

January 3, 2016

Straud Jackson (Jack) Davis, 86, of Southern Pines died of natural causes at Reid Heart Center in Pinehurst on January 3, 2016 surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Powell Funeral Home in Southern Pines, NC conducted by the Rev. Archie Stevens. The family will be available for visitation at Powell from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The service will...
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Emma Lee Norton Watkins Newberry

June 10, 1918 - November 24, 2015

Emma Lee Norton Watkins Newberry was born June 10, 1918 in Laurinburg, N. C. to Grady and Lila Norton. She was a beloved woman known fondly as mother, mom, Grandma Dee, Dee Dee to her family, and Lee to many of her friends. She was employed by St. Joseph Hospital for 24 years as nurse. She had a hard working, compassionate heart as a nurse and as a mother, raising 4 children after the death...
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Mary McLauchlin Pope

May 2, 1922 - August 8, 2015

Mary McLauchlin Pope, age 93 of Vass passed away peacefully at her home early Saturday morning. Mary was born on May 2, 1922 to the late Archibald Duncan and Allie Gray Buchanan McLauchlin. She grew up at the McLauchlin homeplace, which had been in the family since the beginning of the Civil War. She attended grade school and high school at Vass-Lakeview and graduated from Peace College...
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William Earl "Buzz" Hicks

May 6, 2015

William Earl "Buzz" Hicks, age 87 of Southern Pines died Wednesday (May 6, 2015) at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Southern Pines United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend's Tommy Sweeley, Mike Dubbs and Charles Albright. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home on Friday from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. A native of...
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Lewis Edward Smith

October 11, 1933 - March 24, 2015

Lewis Edward Smith, 81, of Hampstead, died Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington, NC. He was born October 11, 1933, in Laurinburg, NC, to the late Edward Wallace Smith and Gladys Rushing Smith. Lewis graduated from West End High School in 1951. From there, he went to work for Sears Roebuck then enlisted in the US Army and furthered his education servicing...
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Michael David Fields

November 30, 1952 - March 17, 2015

Michael D. Fields, age 62 of Southern Pines and Aberdeen died Tuesday (March 17, 2015) at Peak Resources - Pinelake in Carthage. A graveside service will be held 4:00 PM Friday March 27th at Mt. Hope Cemetery. A native of Moore County he was preceded in death by his parents Alexander Poe Fields, Jr. and Rachel Bowling Caddell Fields and brother Thomas Fields. He was a veteran of the US...
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William B. Stark

March 8, 2015

William B. Stark, Jr. age 90 of the Penick Village died Sunday at his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Powell Funeral Home and Crematory in Southern Pines.
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Florine Viverette

October 5, 1924 - February 25, 2015

Marian Florine Morris Viverette, a long-time resident of Penick Village in Southern Pines, died on February 25. She was born on October 5, 1924, in Atlantic, NC, to Cecil Owen Morris and Mary Connor Morris. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, the Reverend Jacob A. Viverette, Jr. Survivors include her daughters, Mary V. Bowers (Gene) of Raleigh, Lee V. Jones (Ken) of Garner,...
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Barry Brenneman

April 15, 1936 - February 6, 2015

Barry B. Brenneman passed away Feb. 6 2015 in his home at the age of 78.  He was a long time resident of West End and worked for Clark Chevrolet Cadillac in Pinehurst before retiring. Before moving here he lived in Malvern Pa and worked for General Sales Cadillac and Oldsmobile in West Chester PA. He was born April 15, 1936 in Manchester, PA to Harry Brenneman and Sadie Hartman Brenneman. He...
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Delores Phillips Warren

October 31, 1929 - January 31, 2015

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Henry Lunday

January 6, 2015

Aberdeen, NC Henry Lunday, age 69 of Aberdeen died Tuesday (January 6, 2014) at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at Beulah Hill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Darrell Williams and Curtis Barbery. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native Moore County he was a son of the late Robert Lee and Mary Wood Lunday. He was a US Army veteran and served during the...
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Morris W. Hitson, Sr.

September 7, 1923 - January 5, 2015

Morris W. Hitson, 91, died early January 5, 2015 at St. Joseph's of the Pines after a recent illness.  He went to a better place and is no longer suffering. Born in Shelby, Montana and raised in the hills of Montana, he used to talk about being fortunate enough to ride to high school on a horse because his father was an engineer for the Great Northern Railway during the Depression and...
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Ruth Arlene Pope

December 26, 2014

Ruth Arlene Pope died Friday, December 26, 2014 at her home in Foxfire, NC. Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Monday, December 29, 2014 at McDonald's Chapel Presbyterian Church, with the Reverend Robert Whitehouse officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Ruth was born in Lynn, Massachusetts the daughter of the late William H. and Catherine Himmelman Holden. She was the...
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Dorothy Ward Brown

November 21, 2014

Southern Pines, NC Dorothy Ward Brown, 97, died peacefully at her home in Southern Pines, North Carolina on Friday, November 21, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, November 29, 2014, at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines, North Carolina. A long time resident of Moore County, Dot was an avid golfer and master bridge player. She loved gardening and her...
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Shirley Ann Lassiter

November 8, 2014

Shirley Ann Wall Lassiter 78, went home to be with her Lord,  Saturday, November 8, 2014. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at Pineywood Baptist Church, with the Reverend Paul McClure and Reverend Larry Adams officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Shirley was a native of Moore County.  She loved the Lord and her church.  She...
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Helen MacDonald

October 1, 2014

Helen L. MacDonald, age 87 of Southern Pines died Wednesday (October 1, 2014). Service information is incomplete and will be announce when available. A native of Bryn Marr, PA. She was preceded in death by: her husband Kenneth C. MacDonald and a son Kenneth J. MacDonald. She is survived by: daughters Jean Blue of Southern Pines; Marjorie Downey of Aberdeen; grandchildren John Downey of Boston,...
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William Allen Matzke

June 5, 1944 - October 1, 2014

William Allen Matzke 70, died October 1, 2014 at FirstHealth of the Carolinas in Pinehurst, NC. Visitation will be Sunday, October 5th at 2:00 at Powell Funeral Home and Crematory followed by at service of remembrance at 3:30 in the Powell Chapel.  Officiated by the Reverend David  Beam of Pinehurst United Methodist Church. Burial will be at a later date. He graduated from Syracuse...
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Marie Amalia Koch

May 12, 1918 - November 14, 2013

Marie Amalia Koch, age 95, died Thursday November 14, 2013 at Hospice House of First Health in Pinehurst, North Carolina. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 11:00 am at St. Joseph of the Pines Knollwood Chapel located on 592 Central Drive in Southern Pines. Born in Port Richmond on Staten Island, New York on May 12, 1918, she was the beloved...
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Atha Arant Gibson

April 19, 1918 - August 31, 2013

Southern Pines, NC Atha Arant Gibson, age 95 of St. Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines died Saturday (August 31, 2013). Entombment will be held 2:00 P.M Wednesday at Sharon Memorial Park mausoleum. Born in Pageland, SC she was a daughter of the late Charles W. and Maudie Arant. A loving wife and mother of five she was a homemaker and a mother who sacrificed much to give her...
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George Richard Fortner

May 23, 1922 - June 3, 2013

Southern Pines, NC George Richard Fortner, Master Sgt, US Army Ret., age 91 of the Niagara community of Southern Pines died Monday at Manor Care in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Gregg Newton and the Rev. Brad Marona. Burial will follow with full military honors in the church cemetery. The family will receive...
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Joseph H. Carter, Jr.

March 17, 2013

Joseph Henry Carter, Jr., age 90 of Southern Pines died Sunday (March 17, 2013) at St. Joseph of the Pines Health and Rehabilitation Center in Southern Pines. A memorial service will be held at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, 27 March at Powell Funeral Home. A native of Cumberland County he was a son of the late Joseph Henry and Marion Kennedy Carter and was a US Navy veteran of WWII. He began his...
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Hans Schechter

March 15, 2013

Southern Pines NC Hans Schechter, 84, died March 15, 2013 at St. Joseph of the Pines Health Care. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines is assisting the family.
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Josephine Thornton

March 21, 1940 - March 15, 2013

Josephine Thornton was the daughter of the late Judge Randolph Gordon Whittle and the late Josephine Parrott Whittle. Jo was born on March 21, 1940 in Roanoke, Virginia, the youngest of three children. After attending schools in Roanoke, she attended Mary Baldwin College. She married Stafford Thornton in 1963 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Roanoke, moved to Charlottesville and then on to West...
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Richard W. "Rick" Stone

November 19, 1939 - March 10, 2013

Southern Pines Richard W. Stone, "Rick" of Southern Pines, NC died peacefully on March 10, 2013 in Pinehurst, NC. Rick was born on November 19, 1939 in Centralia, IL to the late Oscar and Irma Stone. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack, and his sister-in- law, Diane. A celebration of his life will take place on Saturday, March 16, at 2:00pm at Page Memorial United Methodist...
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Alvin Dean Holder

July 14, 1961 - January 19, 2013

Alvin Dean Holder, age 61 of Carthage died Saturday (January 19, 2013) at the FirstHealth Hospice House. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday at Powell Funeral Chapel in Southern Pines. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Gregg Newton. Burial will follow in Johnson Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home prior to the service beginning at noon. He was a...
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Elizabeth "Betty" M. Rietschel

November 16, 2012

Mrs. Elizabeth "Betty" M Rietschel, age 91, died Friday (11/16/2012) at The Coventry in Southern Pines, NC. She was born in Phillips, Maine the daughter of the late Truman E. Masterman & Martha Connell Masterman. She was a graduate of Phillips High School and the Northeastern School of Business. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Carl Rietschel; a daughter, Janet Martha...
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Thomas C. Crump

June 23, 1929 - October 23, 2012

Thomas C. Crump, age 83, died Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at Pinehurst Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held at 2pm Sunday, October 28, 2012, at the Community Presbyterian Church in Pinehurst, with the Reverend Rod Stone officiating. Born and raised in Wagram, NC, he was the son of the late Walter T. Crump and Lois Rhodes Crump. He attended Oak...
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John Franklin Keyser III

October 17, 2012

John Franklin Keyser III, age 47, passed away October 17, 2012, at FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Pinehurst NC. Mr. Keyser was a beloved local artist and singer. His heart and soul were open to everyone as he never met a stranger and was always willing to help someone in need. He was predeceased by his parents John and Jane (Tootsie) Keyser . He is survived by his wife of six years,...
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John Milton White

June 6, 1934 - October 3, 2012

John Milton White, 78, of Pinehurst died Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. For 23 years, Mr. White was the director of the Wilson Greene Mental Health Center in Wilson, NC. He was born in Bluefield, West Virginia to the late Hugh and Rachel White. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sandra P. White of Pinehurst, two sons, John M. White III and Hugh...
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Joel Pratt Stubbs

October 20, 1927 - September 29, 2012

Joel Pratt Stubbs, age 84 died Saturday (September 29, 2012) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be 3:00 PM Sunday at Culdee Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Joseph Washburn. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. Interment will be private. Born in Jackson Springs on October 20, 1927, he was the youngest son of...
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Donald Frederick Evans

September 22, 2012

Donald Frederick Evans, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and uncle, passed away on Saturday, September 22, 2012, at Hospice House in Pinehurst, following a valiant battle against cancer. Don was born November 22, 1934 in Greensboro, NC to Cheyney Stauffer Evans and Margaret Hall Evans. He was raised in Greensboro, and summers were spent at the family home in Myrtle Beach. Don graduated...
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Mary Cannon

August 19, 2012

Mary Cannon, age 91 of Southern Pines died Sunday at St. Joseph of the Pines. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Powell Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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Robert Stanley Nelson

August 17, 2012

Robert Stanley Nelson, 76, died Friday, August 17, at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. in Pinehurst. Born in Cornwall, NY, he was the son of the late David and Isabel Nelson. Mr Nelson was a retired Floral Designer. He is survived by: daughters Theresa Umland and husband Chris of Carthage, Sheri Jaeger and husband Edward of Emerson NJ; son Robert Nelson Jr. and wife Jennifer of...
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Laivora Sally Ehrhardt

June 26, 2012

Long time Pinehurst resident and senior member of Pinehurst Community Church, Laivora Sally Ehrhardt passed away June 26, 2012 at FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday July 1, 2012 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Southern Pines. Mrs. Ehrhardt was predeceased by her husband Herbert Ehrhardt Jr., and their daughter Amelia Rose. Laivora...
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Tomas McHale

June 8, 2012

Tomas McHale, age 77, passed away on Friday, June 8, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Services have been entrusted to Powell Funeral Home & Crematory in Southern Pines. Online condolences at: www.PinesFunerals.com
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William Earl Ruckert

May 8, 1938 - June 2, 2012

William Earl Ruckert, 74, died June 2, 2012 at his home. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday June 10th at his home at 140 Wayland Street in Southern Pines. Born May 8, 1938 in Warren, MI he was a son of the late Gustave and Ruth Wilson Ruckert and husband of the late Sandra Woodell Ruckert. Mr. Ruckert was a US Army Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Paratroopers and a...
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Marilyn Grace Ragan

November 5, 1931 - June 1, 2012

Marilyn Grace Ragan, 80, of Knollwoood Village died Friday, June 1st, 2012 at her home. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 9th, 2012 at 11:00 A.M. at Southern Pines United Methodist Church with Rev. Tommy Sweeley officiating. Born November 5, 1931 she was a daughter of the late James and Lena Dawson Sollberger and wife of the late Samuel Ragan. Mrs. Ragan was a salesperson...
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June Best Caldwell

May 26, 2012

June Best Caldwell, 86, passed away on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at Kingswood Nursing Center. A graveside service is planned for Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 1 PM at Greenlake United Methodist Church in Ellerbe, NC. She is survived by a son, Carroll Caldwell of GA. Powell Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Caldwell family. Online condolences at: www.PinesFunerals.com
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Ruth Straka

August 3, 1929 - May 20, 2012

Mrs. Ruth Straka, 82, of Woodlake Country Club died Sunday at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines is serving the Straka family. Online condolences: www.PinesFunerals.com
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Dorothy Schmolze

May 3, 2012

Dorothy Schmolze, age 96, formerly of Foxfire, died on Thursday, May 3, 2012 at NHC-Lexington in Columbia,SC. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Powell Funeral Home & Crematory in Southern Pines is serving the Schmolze family. Online condolences at: www.PinesFunerals.com
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Adeline Theresa Nicora

March 1, 2012

Southern Pines: Adeline Theresa Nicora, 86, died on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Arangements are incomplete at this time. Powell Funeral Home & Crematory in Southern Pines is serving the Nicora family. Online condolences: www.PinesFunerals.com
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Roberta Keller

February 28, 2012

Durham, NC Roberta Keller, age 90 formerly of Aberdeen died Tuesday at Durham Regional Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Powell Funeral Home and Crematory in Southern Pines.
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Betty Jean Smith

February 26, 2012

Betty Jean Smith, 92, of Pinehurst died Sunday at First Health Hospice in Pinehurst. Arrangements will be announced by Powell Funeral Home and Crematory in Southern Pines. Online condolences at: www.PinesFunerals.com
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Maggie Slominski

February 25, 2012

Maggie Slominski, 83, died Saturday at her home. Arrangements will be announced by Powell Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences at: www.PinesFunerals.com
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Maude Adell Palumbo

February 20, 2012

Maude Adell Palumbo, age 90, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2012 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst NC. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Online condolences at: www.PinesFunerals.com
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John "Jack" Huntley Sheer

February 16, 2012

John "Jack" Huntley Sheer, 99 of Sanford died Thursday, February 16, 2011. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Powell Funeral Home & Crematory in Southern Pines is serving the Sheer family. Online condolences at: www.PinesFunerals.com
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Helen Treible Waram

October 29, 1910 - February 11, 2012

Helen Treible Waram, age 101, died Saturday, February 11, 2012 at the Penick Village in Southern Pines. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Services entrusted to Powell Funeral Home and Crematory in Southern Pines. Online condolences at: www.PinesFunerals.com
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June Nemeth Cook

January 31, 2012

Southern Pines: June Nemeth Cook, age 83, passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Powell Funeral Home & Crematory in Southern Pines is serving the Cook family. Online condolences: www.PinesFunerals.com
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