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

Rosaleigh Claire McCoy

January 28, 2018 - January 28, 2018


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Paul Crabill

March 17, 1943 - January 28, 2018

Paul Douglas Crabill, 74, of Clayton, NC went to be home with the Lord on January 28, 2018. Paul was born on March 17, 1943 in Strasburg, VA to Mildred Crabill of Lebanon Church, VA and the late Page Crabill. He attended Strasburg High School and continued on to Lee-McRae in Boone, NC.For 40 years, he worked as a System Analyst with West Penn Power, formally known as Potomac Edison. He also...
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Maverene McCabe Poole

September 10, 1936 - January 28, 2018

Maverene McCabe Poole, 81, passed away Sunday January 28, 2018. Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday January 30, 2018 at 2:00pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with interment following at White Oak Baptist Church Cemetery.She is survived by her daughters; Patsy Hickerson and husband Richard of Smithfield, Pamela Woods and husband Roger of Zebulon, sister; Ethelene Allen of Four Oaks,...
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James Harvey Ferrell

April 11, 1942 - January 26, 2018

James Harvey "Jimmy" Ferrell, 75, passed away Friday January 26, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday January 31, 2018 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1 until 2:00 pm at the funeral home.He is survived by his wife of 53 years; Janet Ferrell, son; Rodney Ferrell and wife Paula of Clayton, daughter;...
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Kevin Joseph Juehrs

May 26, 1970 - January 24, 2018

Kevin Joseph Juehrs from Long Island, NY, currently residing in Clayton, NC passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the age of 47. He is survived by his four daughters: Samantha Juehrs, Montana Juehrs, Mackenzie Juehrs, and Emma Juehrs, and his wife: Dawn Juehrs. He is also survived by his siblings: Gary Juehrs (brother) and Stacey Juehrs (sister-in-law), John Juehrs (brother) and Rebecca...
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Jesse Ray Johnson

October 26, 1940 - January 24, 2018

Jesse Ray Johnson from Wilson's Mills residing in Newport, NC passed away Wednesday January 24, 2018. A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00am on Saturday January 27, 2018 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with interment to follow at Maplewood Cemetery.Jesse was an extremely loving husband and father and is survived by his wife of 56 years; Marie "Molly" Johnson, sons; Bobby...
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Esther Thigpen

November 25, 1929 - January 24, 2018

Esther Mae Thigpen, 88, passed away Wednesday January 24, 2018. Esther was born November 25, 1929 to the late Battle and Violet Bradley Canady. She was a longtime member of Trinity Free Will Baptist Church.Esther is survived by her partner, Benjamin Johnson; son in law, James A. Beasley; grandchildren, Michelle Davis Stell and Alicia Beasley Bagwell; great grandchildren, Adison Ralph Bagwell,...
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J.C. Butts

September 1, 1934 - January 24, 2018

JC Butts, 83, of Raleigh, passed away on January 24, 2018 at home with family. JC was born on September 1, 1934 in Harnett County, NC. He went to school in Erwin, NC. He married Margaret Tutor on June 21, 1996 in Raleigh, NC. He worked as a fabricator in the salvage industry for 21 years before he retired. In his spare time, JC enjoyed tinkering with lawnmowers and other gadgets and equipment. JC...
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Betty Louise Ritch

December 19, 1932 - January 23, 2018


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Joan Miller Terry

November 24, 1960 - January 23, 2018

Joan Miller Terry, 57, passed away Tuesday January 23, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 2pm on Thursday January 25, 2018 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with the interment following at Maplewood Cemetery. She is survived by her husband; Lawrence Terry, daughters; Crystal Terry and Tiffany Terry Rogers, a son; Edward Wayne Terry, brothers, Michael Miller and Joe Miller, 6...
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William G. Whitmire

November 11, 1940 - January 22, 2018

Carolyn Jean Whitmire passed away January 21st, 2018 at the age of 75.William "Bill" Gordon Whitmire passed away a day after his wife on January 22nd, 2018 at the age of 77.Carolyn was a native of Cape Girardeau, Missouri. She was born February 25, 1942 to the late Lawrence C. and Jewell A (Davis) Hager. She is preceded in death by her parents and sister Dorothy A Herbst of Farmington, MO.Bill...
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Marvin Douglas Parrish

May 12, 1941 - January 22, 2018

Marvin "Billy" Douglas Parrish, 76, passed away, Monday, January 22, 2018.A native of Johnston County, Billy was born May 12, 1941 to the late Marvin J. and Doris Watson Parrish. He served his country in the US Navy working as a jet aircraft mechanic. Billy worked for the NC Department of Transportation as a draftsman. Billy attended River Oak Church of God, in Selma.He is survived by his...
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Brenda Lankshear

October 30, 1948 - January 18, 2018

Brenda Dean Brown Lankshear, 69, passed away, Thursday, January 18, 2018.A native of Independence, Missouri, Brenda was born October 30, 1948, to the late Walter Bowman and Mary Dean Brown. Brenda loved the Lord and was a strong woman of faith. Her family was the light of her life, especially her grandchildren.She is survived by her children, Michael Holmes and wife, Amanda, Rebekah Brewer and...
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Dolores Jean Tyler

October 16, 1930 - January 18, 2018


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Mary Ann Roberson Adams

September 29, 1926 - January 17, 2018

Mary Ann Adams, 91, went to be with her Lord on January 17th, 2018. She was born in Johnston County to J. Harris and Gladys Roberson on the 29th of September, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband Nathan Russell Adams, Sr. and her son Stuart Adams. Mary Ann taught Math and Science in Johnston County for many years. She was a dedicated member of Elizabeth United Methodist church her...
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Jeanne Dolores Denton

June 18, 1950 - January 16, 2018


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Elove Anderson Creech

October 16, 1937 - January 15, 2018

Elove Anderson Creech, 80, passed away on Monday January 15, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 19, 2018 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Moody officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her sons; Robert Shaw Creech, Michael Andrew Creech, Randy Joe Creech and Ricky Creech, daughter; Tammy Newsome all of...
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Herman Hall

October 24, 1927 - January 15, 2018

Herman "Howard" Hall, 90 of Selma, passed away on January 15th 2018 in Smithfield, NC. Howard was born in Beaufort County to Herman H. Hall, Sr. and Elsie Gordon Hall on October 24, 1927. He proudly served in the US Navy.He retired from Siemens in Clayton, NC in 1988. After 8 years of retirement he came to work as a delivery person with Automotive Plastics in 1997. He continued to work until...
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Barbara Ann Willis-Yarussi

March 20, 1944 - January 15, 2018


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Lucille J. Wood

June 17, 1936 - January 14, 2018

Lucille J. Wood, 81, of Raleigh, passed away on January 14, 2018 in her home surrounded by family and loved ones.Lucille was born in Syracuse, New York to Mario and Louise Lorini on June 17, 1936. She was an accomplished singer, pianist and dancer who became an amazing mom, grandmother and friend.Lucille enjoyed spending time with her family and preparing their favorite dishes. She loved animals...
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Walter Wiley Dupree

April 25, 1950 - January 14, 2018


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Amanda Mae Stewart

January 1, 1934 - January 14, 2018

Amanda Mae (Russell) Stewart, 84, of Clayton, NC, passed away on January 14, 2018. Amanda was born in Johnstown, PA on January 1, 1934. She was married to Louis R Stewart on October 20, 1990 in Bradford PA. She worked in the dietary department for Lee Hospital in Johnstown, PA for many years. Amanda is preceded in death by her two daughters, Carol Stiffler and Diane Waddell from her first...
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Louis Franklin Pourron

October 4, 1926 - January 13, 2018

Louis Franklin Pourron, 91, passed away Saturday January 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at Amelia Christian Church with Rev. Lloyd Hargis and Rev. Keith DeBord officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.A veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, Mr. Pourron retired from the US Coast Guard in...
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Jimmy Mack Parrish

July 31, 1947 - January 13, 2018

Jimmy Mack Parrish, 70, of Hobgood, NC passed away on January 13, 2018 in Hobgood.Jimmy was born Selma, NC to Frank and Pearl Parrish on July 31st, 1947. He went to school at Selma High School. He worked as a Bridge Inspector for the State of North Carolina for 30 years. He was involved in hunting, fishing, and golf. He was an avid gun and knife collector. He loved spending time with family...
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Louis Franklin Pourron

October 4, 1926 - January 13, 2018


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Louis Franklin Pourron

October 4, 1926 - January 13, 2018

Louis Franklin Pourron, 91, passed away Saturday January 13, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Tuesday January 16, 2018 at Amelia Christian Church with Rev. Lloyd Hargis and Rev. Keith DeBord officiating. Entombment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park Mausoleum.A veteran of World War II, the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, Mr. Pourron retired from the US Coast Guard in...
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Carolyn Kuchinski

July 3, 1937 - January 10, 2018


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Carolyn M. Kuchinski

July 3, 1937 - January 10, 2018


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Carolyn M. Kuchinski

July 3, 1937 - January 10, 2018

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

November 24, 1921 - January 9, 2018


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Norman Edwin HUMPHREY

November 24, 1921 - January 9, 2018

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

May 20, 1929 - January 9, 2018

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

September 14, 1944 - January 7, 2018

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

December 6, 1940 - January 7, 2018

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

May 1, 1938 - January 7, 2018

Billy Irven Daughtry, Sr., 79, of Clayton, passed away on January 7, 2018, after a brief illness.Billy was born in Clayton, NC, to Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Daughtry. He was married to his beloved wife, Margaret Cockrell Daughtry for 55 years, and they had one son, Bill. He worked for the Plant Pathology Department of N.C. State University for 40 years. He also served in the National Guard. Billy...
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Betty Jane Pollard

June 13, 1943 - January 5, 2018

Betty Jane Pollard, 74, passed away on Friday, January 5, 2018, after a long, difficult illness.Daughter of the late Charles and Juanita Baker Gates, Betty Jane was born June 13, 1943. She was a regular attendee of Barbertown Church of God. When she was able she loved to go shopping, always on the hunt for the perfect deals.She is survived by her husband, Donnie Ray Pollard; daughter, Amy...
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Joyce Ann Kennedy

March 16, 1934 - January 4, 2018

Joyce Ann Lester Kennedy, 83, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, January 4, 2018. She was proceeded in death by her Husband French L. Kennedy, Parents Buel and Lola Lester of Gilbert WV and Brother Jim Lester of Gilbert WV. Funeral services will be held at 2:00pm on Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Roy officiating. The family will receive...
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Scott Norman Rhodes

May 1, 1968 - January 2, 2018

Scott Rhodes, 49, of Garner, NC passed away on January 2, 2018 in his home. Scott and his twin brother Mark were born in Bladenboro to Norman and Joy Rhodes on May 1, 1968. He attended Garner High School.He was a VP at E-Z Glass and worked with the company for over 25 years. Scott was a talented person. Scott was full of life and was often described as the "life of the party". He never met a...
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Douglas Alexander McCormac

February 8, 1922 - January 2, 2018

Douglas Alexander McCormac, 95, died on Tuesday January 2, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm on Wednesday January 10, 2018 at Horne Memorial United Methodist Church with Rev. Bill Spencer, Reverend Dr. Jonathan Jeffries and Rev. Rich Hartman officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00pm at the church.Mr. McCormac, a past mayor of...
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Jennifer Ward Lent

April 22, 1979 - December 29, 2017

Jennifer Ward Lent, 38, of Smithfield, North Carolina, passed away on December 29, 2017 in Raleigh, North Carolina at Duke Raleigh Hospital.Jennifer Ward Lent was born in Charlotte, North Carolina to Ray & Carol Ward on April 22, 1979. She went to school in Charlotte, North Carolina. She married Scott Allen Lent, Jr on May 14, 2016 in Smithfield, North Carolina. She graduated from Central...
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David Mariman Blinson

September 8, 1926 - December 28, 2017

David Mariman Blinson, Jr., 91, passed away on Thursday December 28, 2017. Funeral services will be held on Sunday December 31, 2017 at 3:00pm in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Hargis officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.He is survived by his granddaughters, Angela Ragland and Delores Blinson Thigpen; great grandchildren, Andrew Ragland, Katelyn...
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Linda Pollard Bradley

December 13, 1944 - December 24, 2017

Linda Pollard Bradley, 73, passed away Sunday December 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 on Thursday December 28, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Hargis officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her daughter; Crystal B. Cole and husband Bradley, grandson; Ryan Bradley Cole all of Raleigh, sisters; Gayle Buchler of...
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Linda Pollard Bradley

December 13, 1944 - December 24, 2017

Linda Pollard Bradley, 73, passed away Sunday December 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 on Thursday December 28, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Hargis officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her daughter; Crystal B. Cole and husband Bradley, grandson; Ryan Bradley Cole all of Raleigh, sisters; Gayle Buchler of...
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Linda Pollard Bradley

December 13, 1944 - December 24, 2017

Linda Pollard Bradley, 73, passed away Sunday December 24, 2017. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 on Thursday December 28, 2017 in the chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Lloyd Hargis officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Memorial Park.She is survived by her daughter; Crystal B. Cole and husband Bradley, grandson; Ryan Bradley Cole all of Raleigh, sisters; Gayle Buchler of...
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Virginia Pounds Coats

May 31, 1935 - December 18, 2017

Virginia Pounds Coats, 82, passed away Monday December 18, 2017. A private graveside service will be held on Thursday at Pinecrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6:30 until 8:30pm at McLaurin Funeral Home.She is survived by her husband; Maynard Coats, daughter; Sandy Ellis and husband Terry, son; Mark Coats and wife Amy, grandsons; Markus and Will Coats.In...
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Edward Hess

April 7, 1946 - December 15, 2017

Edward Andrew Hess, Jr, 71, of Clayton, NC passed away at home surrounded by family on December 15, 2017. He was born on April 7, 1946 in York, PA to the late Edward A. and Phyllis (Stover) Hess.Mr. Hess had several jobs over the years that he loved. He served in the Air Force for a short time, he was deputy coroner in York County, PA, he worked as deputy sheriff and head medical tech at El Paso...
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Alex Jack Gavin

March 10, 1995 - December 13, 2017

Alex Jack Gavin, 22, went home to be with God, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.A native of Wake County, Alex was born March 10, 1995 to Mark and Susan Sabatino Gavin. Alex had a love for video games, comic books, movies, and music. He shared his family’s love of reading, especially the works of Richard Kadrey. Alex was a certified carpenter and also enjoyed working in the video game industry....
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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 for...
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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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Timothy Van Radford

December 16, 1966 - October 1, 2017

Timothy Van Radford passed away on Sunday, October 1, 2017 surrounded by his loved ones after a lengthy battle with leukemia at UNC Cancer Hospital in Chapel Hill. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 on Wednesday in the Chapel of McLaurin Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Hill officiating.He is survived by his loving wife, Denise Bradley Radford, son; Timothy Alexander “Alex” Radford,...
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Patrick Dubois

April 12, 1970 - September 29, 2017

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

December 24, 1949 - September 28, 2017

Merideth Ann Steva, 67, of Clayton passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017. She was born December 24, 1949, in Erie, PA, to the late Robert and Charlotte Nelson.A memorial service will be held Sunday, October 1, 2017, at 3pm, at Generation Church, 195 NC 42 East, Clayton, NC and at Grace Lutheran Church in Bradford, PA in October.She is survived by a daughter, Michelle Steva; son, Brian Steva;...
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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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