McLaurin at Pinecrest Funerals and Cremations

McLaurin at Pinecrest Memorial Park, Funerals and Cremations has served the Clayton area for generations. McLaurin Funerals and Cremations is conveniently located on the grounds of Pinecrest Memorial Park, offering families the convenience of planning all arrangements from one location. At McLaurin at Pinecrest, we believe that every life is unique, and every funeral should be too. We celebrate life. And for those who like to plan ahead, we offer The Simplicity Plan® prearrangement program, an easy way to handle an important family responsibility. MCLAURIN FUNERALS AND CREMATIONS Founded in 1962, our 13,000-square-foot funeral home features two arrangement rooms and three visitation rooms to meet the needs of the families we serve. Each spacious and private parlor is completely equipped to serve your personal and family needs. Our spacious chapel, with seating for up to 225 guests, has plush pews, elegant chandelier lighting and wood trimming that offer a stately look. We offer the county's only on-site crematory, making this a convenient choice for people choosing cremation. Ample parking can be found at McLaurin Funerals and Cremations, which is located on Highway 70, four miles from I-40 and 20 miles from I-95. PINECREST MEMORIAL PARK The beauty of Pinecrest Memorial Park makes each visit a welcoming experience. The highly experienced and skilled grounds staff attends to every detail to ensure a meticulously maintained park. Pinecrest has many burial options to choose from including traditional ground burial, lawn crypts, mausoleum entombment and cremation memorialization. Constructed of granite, concrete and reinforced steel, the Pinecrest Memorial Gardens Mausoleum has a charming foyer that has been sculpted out of marble and is structured to hold floral arrangements. Many lovely gardens are also found at Pinecrest including the Garden of the Good Shepherd, the Garden of the Whispering Waters, and the Garden of Love.


Our Obituaries

Hubert Battle Bledsoe

November 7, 1925 - December 12, 2017

Hubert Battle Bledsoe, Jr. 92, passed away Tuesday December 12, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00am in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Jeffery Moore officiating, interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.Mr. Bledsoe, who joined the US Navy on May 19, 1943 and served on the USS Stadtfeld during WW II, received 3 Battle Stars. He is survived by his son; Michael...
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Catherine Nash

November 15, 1934 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edwin Ewald

June 9, 1922 - December 8, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Vallus Dublin

July 30, 1933 - December 7, 2017

Bishop Vallus Dublin, son of the late George and Ella Mae Rowland Dublin passed away Thursday December 7, 2017 at the age of 84. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Bishop William Spain officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Mr. Dublin leaves his children, family and friends to cherish his memory.Born...
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Beverly Adell Matthews

December 15, 1931 - December 1, 2017

Beverly Adell Matthews, of Clayton, passed away on December 1st at SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. She was born in Holly Springs to W. Raldy and Emma Frances Hare Matthews on December 15, 1931. She went to school at Fuquay-Varina and later attended Women's College in Greensboro, NC.Her career began in Dallas, Texas as an airline stewardess. She later worked as a real estate broker and...
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Thomas Currie McLaren

April 6, 1938 - November 27, 2017

Thomas Currie McLaren, Sr., 79, passed away peacefully with his wife by his side at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield on Monday, November 27, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday November 30, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with interment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife; Shirley J. McLaren, son and wife; Thomas Jr. and Elizabeth...
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Servela Obeissant

November 19, 1919 - November 27, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Dorothy J. Parrish

January 15, 1928 - November 25, 2017

Dorothy Johnson Parrish, 89, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017.A native of Johnston County, Dorothy was born January 15, 1928 to the late Howard Johnson and Gladys Phillips. She loved spending time with her family, and a good cup of coffee with the N&O Crossword puzzle.A funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at 2pm, in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US 70...
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Karen Beck Watson

May 1, 1940 - November 25, 2017

Karen Beck Watson, 77, passed away on Saturday, November 25, 2017.Karen was born May 1, 1940 into the Beck Family, the oldest sister to two brothers, Peter and Paul. Karen loved her family and her Lord and, after a long battle with arthritis, she now dances in Heaven.She is survived by her husband, Randy Holt Watson; children, Laurie Watson Sauvé, Michael Watson and wife, Joyce Monaco, and...
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Betty Louise Kocher

February 26, 1931 - November 17, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Anita Emory Chappell

May 14, 1965 - November 16, 2017

Anita Emory Chappell, 52, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday November 19, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. She is survived by her husband; Roy Bryant Chappell, daughter; Candace Jane Chappell, son; Jason Bryant Chappell and wife Devon, brother, David Emory, grandchildren; Hailey Elizabeth Chappell and Grayson Bryant Chappell...
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Pamela Joyce Heurtematte

September 29, 1960 - November 16, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Jimmy Lee Hoyle

July 27, 1953 - November 15, 2017

Jimmy Lee Hoyle, 64, passed away Tuesday November 15, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday November 18, 2017 at Benson Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Billy Cashwell officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife; Brenda Bass Hoyle, son; Jeremy Lee Johnson and wife Lea, daughters; Misty Michelle Johnson, Crystal Leigh Langston and...
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Clarence Donald Jackson

September 9, 1948 - November 14, 2017

Clarence Donald “Donnie” Jackson, 69, passed away Tuesday November 14, 2017 surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm on Thursday in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Braxton Carter officiating.He is survived by his wife; Jenny Jackson, sons; Bryan Jackson and wife Mandi, Ronny Langdon and wife Lori, Donnie Jackson and wife Sheila, sisters;...
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Sylvia Barbour Hein

September 24, 1956 - November 13, 2017

Sylvia “Susie” Ann Barbour Hein, 61, passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017, surrounded by her loving family.Susie was born September 24, 1956, the daughter of Geraldine Weaver Barbour and the late Leon Earmon Barbour. She was a very talented and successful owner of her interior design business, Capital Carpets & Interiors, in Raleigh. She loved her family and was a very...
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Bettye Morris Gibson

February 3, 1933 - November 11, 2017

Bettye Jean Morris Gibson, 84, of Smithfield, passed away on November 11, 2017 in the peace of her own home with the love of her family.Bettye was born in Wynne, Arkansas to Garnet and Alma Morris on February 3, 1933. She was the youngest of four siblings. She married her husband, Lawrence N. Gibson on May 21st. She worked as a telephone operator in Great Falls, Montana; a doctor’s...
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Ruth H. Killian

June 12, 1949 - November 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Roger Duane Vanpraet

November 6, 1960 - November 9, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Maxine Johnson White

June 18, 1937 - November 8, 2017

Maxine Johnson White, 80, passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2017. A private memorial service will be held on Friday at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her sons; Donald L. White and wife Lu, Dennis C. White and wife Ruth, Mark White and wife Tammy, Randy White and wife Sandra, grandchildren; Matthew, Emily, Brian, Michael, Rebecca and Kelly, step grandson; Nolan Reason.Online...
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Robert Cecil Seroka

November 7, 2017

Robert C. Seroka passed away November 7, 2017, in Clayton, NC.Bob was born in Bellville, Illinois. He attended Fairfax County Schools graduating from W T Woodson High School in 1971. He attended his beloved Virginia Tech, graduating in 1975. Bob married Rebecca on May 13, 1978, in Annadale, Virginia.Upon graduating, Bob became a county planner for Fairfax County, Virginia. In 1978, he served as...
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Lyde Days Ellis

February 6, 1927 - November 7, 2017

Lyde Days Ellis, 90, a retired auto mechanic of 35 years with O’Neal Motors in Raleigh, passed away Tuesday, November 7, 2017. Funeral services will be held 2:00pm Friday at Bethesda Baptist Church with Dr. Gary Burden officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.Mr. Ellis, a recipient of the bronze star during the Korean War, is survived by his wife of 70 years, Dorothy...
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Russell David Scanlon

May 16, 1928 - November 7, 2017

Russell David Scanlon, 89, of Clayton, NC went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, November 7, 2017. He was born in Mishawaka, Indiana to the late Earl and Helen Scanlon. He is preceded in death by his wife, Dorris, of 62 years. He is survived by his five children, Sue (Tom) Glithero of Smithfield, NC, Dennis (Carol) of Avon, IN, Cindy (Gary) Price of Knoxville, TN, Mike (Kim) of Simpsonville...
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Ruby Morgan Mitchell

February 8, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Ruby Mitchell, 88, of Clayton, NC passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on November 6, 2017.Ruby was born in Blevins, Arkansas to Barney Morgan and Bessie Mitchell Morgan on February 8, 1929.She worked at Norwich Mills in Clayton for 27 years.Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, husband Herbert Mitchell, and brothers, Jimmy and Barney Morgan.Ruby was a loving...
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Ruby Morgan Mitchell

February 8, 1929 - November 6, 2017

Ruby Mitchell, 88, of Clayton, NC passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family on November 6, 2017.Ruby was born in Blevins, Arkansas to Barney Morgan and Bessie Mitchell Morgan on February 8, 1929.She worked at Norwich Mills in Clayton for 27 years.Ruby is preceded in death by her parents, husband Herbert Mitchell, and brothers, Jimmy and Barney Morgan.Ruby was a loving...
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Reba Wallace Carden

April 1, 1927 - November 4, 2017

Reba Wallace Carden, 90, of Wake County passed away November 4, 2017. She was born in Johnston County to Willie and Ina Wallace on April 1, 1927. She worked as a food service manager at NCSU. She was a committed Christian and member of The Capitol Church and was known for her many hats. Reba was a devoted spouse, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Reba was preceded in death by her...
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Marshall Craig Casey

May 9, 1958 - October 30, 2017

Marshall Craig Casey, 59, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Powhatan Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Roger Hill officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.He is survived by his wife of 37 years Beverly Casey, daughters; Tracey Casey Fisher and husband Ross of Wilson&rsquo...
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Clifford William Ellis

December 27, 1944 - October 30, 2017

Clifford William Ellis, 72, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017. A Memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, November 3, 2017 at Wellspring Community Church.He is survived by his wife; Rosemarie Ellis, son; Christian William Ellis, sisters; Rhona Ann Bruck and Tammy Marie Merlino, brothers; Daniel Ellis and Jacob Ellis. Preceded in death by his daughter; Genevieve Elizabeth Ellis.The...
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Donna Joy Coats

December 21, 1950 - October 29, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Albert M. Kollar

August 4, 1948 - October 28, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Edward Morton

November 10, 1924 - October 23, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Carson Lee Autry

March 2, 2017 - October 21, 2017

Carson Lee Autry passed peacefully on the morning of October 21, 2017 at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center. During his seven short months here on Earth he touched many lives and was loved so deeply by family and friends. His life was a brief gift to us that will live on, as his heart valves were donated to, and received by, a baby in need.Carson is the son of Taryn Perry of Kenly, NC and Matthew...
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Paul Houston Woods

July 8, 1937 - October 21, 2017

Paul Houston Woods, 80, passed away peacefully at his home in Garner, N.C. Saturday, October 21, 2017. He fought a short, courageous battle recently with cancer. His loving wife, Anne Bell Woods, survives him. He leaves behind his cherished mother-in-law, Vera Hurst.Paul was born in 1937 in Whiteville, N.C. to Bessie Avant Woods and William Mitchell Woods.He is survived by his sisters, and...
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C. W. Marshburn

October 23, 1933 - October 19, 2017

C.W. Marshburn, 83, of Smithfield, NC, passed away on October 19, 2017 in Smithfield.C.W. was born in Onslow County, NC to Walter Marshburn and Etta Jones on October 23, 1933. He went to school at Richlands High. He married Mavis Marshburn on April 27, 1973 at United Methodist Church in Richlands, NC.C.W. worked as a painter for over 40 years and was self-employed for most of his life.He was part...
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James Robert Baker

July 23, 1947 - October 18, 2017

James Robert Baker, 70, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 2:00pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the interment following at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife; Ann Baker, sons; Chris Baker and Jamie Baker, sisters; Betsy Hotchinson, Connie Finello and Teresa Redman, brother; Larry Baker.The family will...
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David Joseph Moore

September 28, 1947 - October 17, 2017

David Joseph Moore, 70, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Friday, October 20, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Andrew Ruth officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife; Sharon A. Moore, daughters; Barbara A. Bradford and husband Chris of Sims, Kayla D. Moore of Clayton, his father;...
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Marsha Busby

December 15, 1956 - October 17, 2017

Marsha S. Busby, 60, of Clayton NC, passed away on October 17, 2017 in Raleigh, NC.Marsha was born in Wauchula FL to Marshall and Lantie Slaughter on December 15, 1956. She went to school at Palmetto FL. She married Harmon Busby on September 1, 1978 in Tallahassee FL. She graduated from Manatee Junior College and attended Florida State University.She worked as a Service and Claims...
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James Wesley Hobbs

March 21, 1948 - October 16, 2017

James Wesley Hobbs, 69, of Smithfield, passed away at his home on Monday, October 16, 2017. He was preceded in death by this father Harvey Hobbs, Sr. and a sister, Rosa Oneal.James, also known as "Smoothe" to many of his friends, was well loved by his community. He was known to his family and friends for his big smile. James served in the United States Army as a young man. He was a...
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Mary Lewter Hollander

July 10, 1949 - October 15, 2017

Mary Ann Lewter Hollander, 68, of Raleigh, NC passed away on October 15, 2017 in Selma, NC. She was born in Raleigh, NC to James and Lema Lewter on July 10, 1949. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for CBL & Associates Properties for over 11 years. Mary was a devoted daughter, mother, grandmother, and sister and enjoyed antiquing, spending time at the beach, but most of all she...
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Rose Butler

October 21, 1941 - October 13, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Roger Stephenson

November 23, 1945 - October 13, 2017

We are sad to announce the passing of Roger Allen Stephenson, 71, of Clayton, NC, who passed away on October 13, 2017.Roger is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sylvia; his daughter, Christy and her husband, Patrick; his 3 grandchildren, Logan, Mary Grace, and Nathan Roger; and one sister, Margaret Albrecht. Roger is preceded in death by his parents Lula and Bayard Stephenson, and twelve beloved...
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Louise Ruckriegel

March 5, 1927 - October 8, 2017

Louise Pearl Holder Ruckriegel, 90, of Clayton, NC, passed away on October 8th, 2017 peacefully at her home after a brief illness.Louise was born in Indianapolis, Indiana to Roy and Pearl Holder on March 5th, 1927 and grew up in Monroe County, KY. She married Hilbert (Rocky) Ruckriegel in 1950 and had three children.She worked as an accountant for the State of Florida at three state-supported...
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Bobby Gregg Gill

September 14, 1956 - October 4, 2017

Bobby Gregg Gill, formerly of Atlanta, GA passed away Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at the age of 61. A celebration of Gregg’s life will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the home of his brother, Glenn, 199 Olivia Way, Selma, NC.A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Georgia, Gregg is survived by his mother; Brona Mooneyham Gill, sister Donna Gill Killingsworth(Terry), sister...
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Alice Faye Wilson

September 18, 1944 - September 27, 2017

Alice Faye Wilson, 73, of Raleigh, passed away on September 27, 2017. She was born at home on September 18, 1944 to Carl and Lillie Edwards. Faye is survived by her loving husband, Donnie Wilson; Children, Lora (Victor) Stephenson and Don (Julie) Hussey; sisters, Frances (Jerry) Honeycutt and Rachel (D.W.) Gibbs; Grandchildren, Corey (Cecelia) Stephenson, J.T. Hussey and Joshua Hussey; Great...
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Charlie T. TUCKER

April 12, 1933 - September 20, 2017

Charlie T. Tucker, 84, of Clayton, NC, passed away on September 20, 2017 in Smithfield, NC.Charlie was born in Wake County to Tommy and Beatrice Tucker on April 12, 1933. Charlie was a veteran of the Air Force. After retiring, he went to the Seminary to preach, which was one of his passions.Charlie is preceded in death by his parents and wife, Annie Barbour Tucker.In lieu of flowers,...
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Joyce Yvonne Thompson

March 10, 1935 - September 20, 2017

Yvonne Winford Thompson, 82, passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Mount Calvary Baptist Church Clayton, NC with Rev. Charlie Hatcher officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her husband; Hugh Thompson, daughters; Sandy Nelson, Teresa Russell and Beth Rowles, son; Johnny...
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Billy Douglas Parris

May 17, 1942 - September 19, 2017

Billy Douglas “Doug” Parris, 75, passed away Tuesday, September 19, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home on Thursday, September 21, 2017 with Dr. Steve Roy officiating.He is survived by his wife; Linda L. Parris, sons; Tony Parris and wife Dawn of Clayton, Andy Parris and wife Tara of Wake Forest, sisters; Frances Parris of Wilson and...
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William Clifton Faison

February 8, 1949 - September 18, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Faithmarie Martha Serra

April 17, 1940 - September 16, 2017

Faithmarie Martha Serra, 77, passed away on Saturday, September 16, 2017.Faithmarie was born April 17, 1940, in Milwaukee, WI, to the late Margaret and Edward Gehrke.A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 12pm in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US 70 Business Highway West, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral...
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Linda Lou Ward

August 14, 1954 - September 9, 2017

Linda L. Ward, 63, of Archer’s Lodge, passed away on September 9, 2017 at home.Linda was born in Minot, North Dakota to Lulu and Lyndon Sloan on August 14, 1954. She went to school at Chester High School in Chester, Montana. She married Thomas R. Ward on June 16, 1974 in Minot, North Dakota.She worked as a Health Information Specialist in Medical Records for WakeMed Hospital for 20 years....
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Virginia Jones

February 24, 1925 - September 8, 2017

Virginia Fannie Mae Cleveland Jones, 92, of Clarksville, Virginia, passed away peacefully on September 8, 2017 in Clayton, North Carolina.Virginia was born in Kathleen, Georgia on February 24, 1925. She married Artis Jones, who affectionately called her “Kitty,” on July 3, 1943 in Houston County, Georgia. Virginia and Artis left Georgia shortly after the birth of their first...
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Lester Batten Worley

September 26, 1919 - September 6, 2017

Lester Batten Worley, 97, passed away Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Friday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Mitch Lockamy officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his son; Darrell Worley and wife Betty and his grand-daughter; Jennifer Beth Worley. Mr. Worley was preceded in death by his wife; Bertie...
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James Homer O'Brien

March 22, 1939 - September 5, 2017

James Obrien was born in 1939, one of twelve children to Pat and Sudie O’brien. He entered his rest at the age of 78 on September 5th at home surrounded by family.Because of the contagious spirit that God blessed this dear man with he will be missed by many. He is survived by his Brothers and sisters William, Thomas, Mike, Gertrude, and Emma. He will be deeply missed by his devoted wife of...
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Samuel Arch Moore

January 30, 1949 - September 4, 2017

Samuel Arch Moore, 68, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017.A native of Raleigh, Sam as born January 30, 1949 to Lucy and the late Lewis Arch Moore. He loved hunting in his early days and later on developed a love for golf. Sam was a great story teller and had a story for every occasion. An avid Wolfpack fan, Sam attended NC State University and received an associate degree in 1970, before...
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Charles Ronald Hassell

February 25, 1938 - September 4, 2017

Charles Ronald “Tiny Bud” Hassell, 79, son of the late Joseph W. and Myrtle Wright Hassell passed away on Monday, September 4, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:30am on Saturday, September 9, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Charles Ray Ennis officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.Mr. Hassell is survived by his wife; Marion H. Hassell...
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Jennifer Lynn McDevitt

May 29, 1972 - September 3, 2017

Jennifer Lynn McDevitt, 45, of Garner, NC passed away on September 3, 2017 in the Town of Clayton, NC.Funeral services will be held September 9, 2017 at 3:00pm in the McLaurin Funeral Home Chapel, 12830 US 70 Business Highway West, Clayton, NC 27520. The family will receive friends from 2 to 3pm at the funeral home.Jennifer Lynn Dorsey was born in Washington, DC to Neil & Donna Morgan Dorsey...
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Janos Frank Borbas

August 6, 1938 - September 1, 2017

Janos Frank Borbas, 79, passed away on September 1, 2017.Janos was born August 6, 1938 in Hungary.He is survived by his wife, Maria Helvanski Borbas; loving daughter, Mary Borbas Smith; 4 sons, John, 59, Mike, 58, George, 55, and Steven, 51; 18 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and a large extended family.Funeral Service will be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 5pm in the McLaurin...
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Kenneth Mack Knight

August 7, 1929 - August 30, 2017

Kenneth Mack Knight, 88, formally of Houston, TX passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, September 4, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Rich Hartman officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery Clayton, NC. Mr. Knight, who performed two tours of duty with the US Navy, is survived by his sister; Helen Joy Brown and...
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Jeffery Pendergrass Lobo

July 27, 1969 - August 28, 2017

Jeffery Pendergrass Lobo, 48, of Clayton, NC died August 28, 2017 at his residence. He was born to the late Jaldir and Patsy Lobo, July 27, 1969 in Huntington, WV. Jeff graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School and received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC. He loved his work, was a soccer enthusiast, and a self-proclaimed grill master. Jeff’s...
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Ida Belle Dixon

May 25, 1944 - August 28, 2017

Ida Belle King Dixon, 73, daughter of the late Henry Woodrow and Blanch Bass King passed away on Monday, August 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Rager officiating. Interment will follow at Knollwood Memorial Park.She is survived by her husband; Leamon Dixon, sons; Charles Grantham and wife Kaye...
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Dennis Craig Poe

March 11, 1948 - August 27, 2017

Dennis Craig Poe, 69, of Clayton, formerly of Laurel, Maryland, passed away on August 27th at his home in Clayton, North Carolina.Dennis was born in Riverdale, Maryland to Edgar and Dorothy Poe on March 11, 1948. He graduated from Wheaton High School in Wheaton, Maryland. He married Linda Houlihan on February 10th, 1967 in Laurel, Maryland. The loving couple celebrated their 50th Wedding...
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Peggy Stephenson Stetler

June 24, 1942 - August 24, 2017

Peggy Sue Stephenson Stetler, 75, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, August 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday, August 28, 2017 at Wildwood Baptist Church in Garner, NC, with Pastor Terry Hardison officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her husband, Larry L. Stetler, daughters Kelly L. Stetler and Kristy S. Hartman,...
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Richard Thomas McDowell

February 14, 1920 - August 23, 2017

Richard Thomas McDowell, 97, of Clayton, went home to be with his Lord on August 23, 2017. He was born February 14, 1920, in Mill Creek, NC, to the late Charlie Barden and Lillian McDowell. Richard was a quiet man but full of love for family and friends, with a smile and helping hand.Mr. McDowell was a business man in Clayton for many years. He opened the first BP Station (on the site of the G.I....
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Tammy Brooks Stephens

October 28, 1966 - August 22, 2017

Tammy Brooks Stephens, the daughter of Jesse Brooks and the late Marie Johnson Brooks passed away Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the age of 50.In addition to her father, Jesse Brooks, she is survived by her husband; Bob Stephens, daughter; Meghan Mary Della Stephens, brother; Ken Smith, step daughter; Victoria Stephens, step sons; Robert Stephens, Jr. and David Edward Stephens, cousin; Debbie...
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Antonio D'Agostino

April 10, 1932 - August 21, 2017

Antonio D’Agostino, age 85, of Garner, NC, passed away on August 21, 2017 in his Garner, NC home.Antonio was born to Carmine D’Agostino and Francesca Siraco on April 10, 1932. He went to school in Roccasicura, Province of Isernia, in Molise Italy. He married Maria Consiglia D’Alessandro on February 9, 1958 in Castel di Sangro, Province of L’Aquila, in Abruzzo Italy.He...
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Aida Luz Diaz

May 31, 1937 - August 20, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Suzan Henson Lee

November 24, 1945 - August 16, 2017

Suzan passed peacefully in the company of her husband, Jack, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center, on Wednesday, August 16, 2017. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons, Tracy (Debbie) Lee and Jeffrey (Donna) Lee; and grandchildren, Angela and Krista, all of northern Virginia. Graveside service was held at Mount Moriah Baptist Church Cemetery, Raleigh, NC. In lieu of...
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John Robert Aman

August 12, 1926 - August 15, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Tina Ann St. Pierre

October 14, 1951 - August 14, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Gearry Loomis Woodard

August 26, 1953 - August 13, 2017

Gearry Loomis Woodard, 63 passed away Sunday, August 13, 2017. A celebration of life will be held at 1:00pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Clayton Civitan Building with Rev. Charlie Carroll officiating. The family will receive friends on Wednesday prior to the service from 11:30am until 12:30pm at the Clayton Civitan Building.He is survived by his son; G. L. Woodard and wife Angie of...
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Robert Wachter

August 16, 1944 - August 12, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Rose Marie Carroll

October 30, 1931 - August 5, 2017

Marie B. Carroll, 85, of Clayton, passed away on August 5, 2017 in Smithfield.Marie was born in Clayton to Charles E. and Bessie Pearl Blackman on October 30, 1931. She was married to Jessie H. Carroll.She retired from Glaxo Smith Kline and was an avid fisherwoman. She especially enjoyed fishing at the beach.Marie is survived by son, Roger and wife, Jean, and son, Randy; daughtersVickie and...
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Barbara Beshgetoorian

January 4, 1937 - August 5, 2017

Barbara Joan Beshgetoorian, 80, of Clayton, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2017 in Raleigh. Barbara was born in Scranton, PA to Arthur and Agnes Catterall on January 4, 1937. She graduated from Frankford High School in Philadelphia, PA. She was married to her best friend, Harry J Beshgetoorian Jr., for 46 years. She was very active in her home church, Macalester Torresdale Presbyterian...
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Jimmie Weisner Hughes

September 7, 1939 - August 4, 2017

Jimmy W. Hughes, 77, of Selma, NC passed away after a brave battle with cancer on August 4, 2017. He was born in Selma on September 7, 1939 to Charles and Daisy Ruth Hughes.Jimmy bravely served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He retired from Atlanta Gas Light in 1995 after 35 years of service.Survivors include sons Layton W. Hughes of Indian Rocks Beach, Fl. and Scott E. Stevens of...
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Zachary Theodore Howell

February 5, 1963 - August 4, 2017

Zachary Theodore “Ted” Howell, 54, son of the late Malcolm and Mary Wells Howell went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 4, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 3:00pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Mitch Lockamy officiating. A private committal will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his sister; Kim...
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Carey Rogers Barbour

August 21, 1923 - July 31, 2017

Carey Rogers Barbour passed away peacefully at Well Spring Retirement Community in Greensboro, NC on Monday, July 31, 2017 just 3 weeks shy of her 94th birthday.Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the First Baptist Church in Clayton, NC with Dr. Mark White officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery.She was born in Clayton, NC on August 21, 1923 to...
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Karen De la Vega Naylor

April 9, 1971 - July 31, 2017

Karen de la Vega Naylor, 46, of Clayton N.C., passed away on July 31, 2017 in Raleigh, N.C. She was born in Miami, Fl. to Angel Alfredo de la Vega and Regla Nancy de la Vega on April 9, 1971. Karen de la Vega Naylor is preceded in death by Angel Alfredo de la Vega, (father), Regla Nancy de la Vega, (mother), and Gary Robert Naylor, (father-in-law). She is survived by Charles Naylor, (husband)...
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Viola Merle Allen Holland Lee

September 28, 1926 - July 26, 2017

Viola Merle Allen Holland Lee, 90, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.A native of Johnston County, Merle was born September 28, 1926 to the late Donnie Gaston and Esther Allen. Merle was a member of Stones Creek Advent Christian Church.She is survived by her husband, Roy Lee; stepchildren, Marie Starling, Edward Lee, Bobby Lee, and Tim Lee; brother, Willie S. Allen; sisters, Margaret A....
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Marvin G. Parrish

May 7, 1938 - July 23, 2017

Marvin Glenwood Parrish, 79, son of the late Jesse L. and Ola Mae Creech Parrish passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Wednesday July 26, 2017 in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Bethea Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his daughter; Suzanne Whitford and her husband Jeff, sons; Stephen Parrish...
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Lucille Marguerite Farnham

August 4, 1932 - July 22, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Carroll C. Jones

June 10, 1932 - July 21, 2017

Carroll Campbell Jones, 85, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017.Son of the late Oliver McClain and Irene Campbell Jones, Carroll was born June 10, 1932 in Greenville, SC. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Clayton. Carroll loved the Lord and enjoyed teaching Sunday School, as well as serving as a deacon. He was the first man at First Baptist to teach a women’s Sunday...
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David White

March 21, 1930 - July 20, 2017

Dave was born and raised in Xenia, Ohio, the oldest of four sons of Louis and Dorothy White. After finishing his education he served in the United States Air Force as a technician in post-war Germany. While in the Air Force he met and married his beloved wife of almost 63 years, Daphne Gail. After discharge he and Gail lived in Virginia and then in Ohio, where they had five children, Steven,...
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Myrtle Barber Vanek

June 5, 1960 - July 13, 2017

Funeral Services for KiKi Vanek will be held at Southside Community Church on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 7pm.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Southside Church Building Project 299 Carlton St. Clayton, NC 27520 919-553-7003.Arrangements are under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home 12830 US-70 Bus. Hwy. W., Clayton, NC 27520
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Mary Cooper Sauls

May 12, 1944 - July 12, 2017

Mary Cooper Sauls, 73 Passed away Wednesday July 12. 2017. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Saturday July 15, 2017 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark White officiating. Interment will follow at Maplewood Cemetery. A retired school teacher, Mary was the kind of person that considered herself lucky to have loved her job as a classroom teacher and the first graders that she taught...
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Rosalyn Parrish Ellington

December 11, 1943 - July 11, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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John Francis Cleary

March 29, 1947 - July 10, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Patricia Ann Prudente

January 13, 1937 - July 8, 2017

Patricia Ann Prudente (nee DeLuca), 80, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017.Patricia was born in in New York, NY, on January 13, 1937, to the late James and Agnes DeLuca.She is survived by her husband, Walton James Prudente; children, Walton James Prudente, Jr. and wife, Bridget, Richard John Prudente and wife, Iris, and Cheryl Prudente and husband, Ron Williams; grandchildren, Anthony, Jessica...
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Willie Bertus Wall

April 17, 1942 - July 6, 2017

Willie Bertus Wall. Jr., 75, passed away Thursday July 6, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday July 9, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Pastor Michelle Allen officiating. Interment will follow at White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.He is survived by his wife; Marie Wolfe Wall, daughters; Pam Wall Kirby, Teresa Wall Polston and her husband Billy, Melisa Wall Holmes...
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Michael Randolph Tart

February 28, 1960 - July 5, 2017

Rev. Michael Randolph “Mike” Tart, 57, pastor of Smithfield Advent Christian Church was born on February 28, 1960 and passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017. Mike was also employed with NC Department of Public as a Purchasing Manager. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Monday July 10, 2017 at Hickory Grove Advent Christian Church with Rev. Bob Copeland and Rev. Steve Lawson...
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Carol Kovick Badalucco

July 15, 1946 - July 2, 2017

Carol Kovick Badalucco 70, of Clayton, NC, passed away on July 2, 2017, at the SECU Hospice House in Smithfield, NC. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to all whom she met. Carol has always loved our Lord and now is commended to His loving arms.Carol was born to Stanley and Josephine Kovick on July 15, 1946, in Detroit, MI. She grew up in Lincoln Park, MI, graduated from...
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Thomas Louis Martin

September 17, 1940 - July 1, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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Paul Ragnar Olson

January 22, 1948 - June 30, 2017

Paul R. Olson, 69, of Clayton, NC, passed away on June 30, 2017 in Raleigh, NC.Paul was born in Chicago, Illinois to Geneva (Griswold) Olson and Ragnar Olson on January 22, 1948. He attended high school in Chillicothe, Illinois. Paul graduated from Southern Illinois University.Paul worked for over 30 years as a Civil Engineer at the Illinois Department of Transportation. He retired in 2002. ...
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Mattie June Godwin

September 18, 1932 - June 30, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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James Everett Ford

April 18, 1955 - June 28, 2017

James Everett “Jimmy” Ford, Jr. 62, passed away Wednesday June 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 3:00pm on Sunday July 2, 2017 at Amelia Christian Church with Rev. Keith Debord officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.He is survived by his sons; Adam Ford and Graham Ford, his daughter; Maria Ford. Mr. Ford was preceded in death by his parents James and Ena...
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Grover George Rowe

April 9, 1948 - June 28, 2017

Grover Rowe, age 69 of Clayton, NC went to be with the Lord, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at his home with his family surrounding him. He was a retired coal miner, heavy equipment operator, and a disabled Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church in Pikeville, KY and attended Wilson’s Mills Advent Church in Wilson Mills, NC.Grover enjoyed doing woodworking, playing with his...
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Jesse Howard McConnell

January 24, 1940 - June 27, 2017

Jesse Howard McConnell, 77, passed away Tuesday, June 27, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 3:30pm on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his wife: Carolyn L. McConnell, daughters; Donna Sorrell and her husband Craig, Leigh Anne Dupree and her husband Rodney, sister; Mary Alice Calhoun, brother; Gene McConnell, grandchildren; Krista Dupree, Candace Dupree...
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Grover Thomas Boling

May 26, 1931 - June 25, 2017

Grover Thomas Boling, 86, son of the late Fred and Ella Boling passed away Sunday, June, 25, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, July 1st at Lanwood Chapel in Smithfield.He is survived by his wife; Nellie Boling, daughter; Shirley Jean Moore of Clayton, son; Gary Boling of Princeton, sisters; Elizabeth Edwards of Clayton and Evelyn Snyder of Wendell, 11 grandchildren;...
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Ruby Paulette Puckett Creech

February 9, 1944 - June 25, 2017

Ruby Puckett Creech, 73, passed away Sunday June 25, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 10am on Thursday June 29, 2017 at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her husband; Raymond Creech, daughter; Marie Creech, sons; Rodney Creech and Terry Creech.Online condolences may be made to the Creech family at www.mclaurinatpinecrest.com. Arrangements are with McLaurin Funeral Home.
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Patrick Haron Britt

March 31, 1937 - June 25, 2017

Patrick Haron Britt “Bootsy”, 80, went to meet the Lord on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Mark White officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum. Pat was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and known by many as the Archway “Cookie Man...
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Florence Barbara Kollet

March 15, 1928 - June 25, 2017

Florence Barbara (Gerber) Kollet, 89, of Clayton, NC passed away peacefully on June 25, 2017 at Springbrook Nursing and Rehabilitation in Clayton, NC. She was born in Little Ferry, New Jersey on March 15, 1928 to the late Edward and Florence (Seifried) Gerber.Mrs. Kollet became a resident of Rehoboth Beach, Delaware after her retirement in 1983. She then moved to Clayton, NC in November 2012.She...
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Erika Yarixsa Doblado-Arebalo

May 29, 1994 - June 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of McLaurin Funeral Home, CLAYTON, NC.
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