Fry & Prickett Funeral Home

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

Ander Glenn Thompson

January 13, 2023

Ander Glenn Thompson, infant son of Jeremy and Kasey Thompson, was delivered stillborn Friday, January 13, 2023 at Duke University Hospital. In addition to his parents Ander is survived by his brother Fletcher; maternal grandparents Charles and Dawn Horne; paternal grandparents Kenneth Thompson and Sandra Thompson; two uncles Cale Horne and wife Hillary and Scott Thompson. A graveside...
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Linda Andrews McCaskill

November 6, 2022

Linda Andrews McCaskill, age 79 of Whispering Pines, passed away Sunday, November 6, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Raeford, she was a daughter of the late Rowland Calvin and Mary Ellen McBryde Andrews. Linda graduated from Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh, NC. On August 28, 1966 Linda Married Lee McCaskill at Raeford Presbyterian Church. Linda...
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Lorraine Brady Wood

November 3, 2022

Lorraine Brady Wood, age 80 of Carthage passed away Thursday, November 3, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County, she was a daughter of the late James and Jesse Maness Brady. Lorraine graduated from High Falls school and worked for over 30 years at Proctor Silex in Southern Pines. In recent years she was a beautician at Quail Haven in Pinehurst. ...
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Herman Ray Phillips

October 20, 2022

Pastor Herman Ray Phillips, age 83, of Carthage passed away on Thursday, October, 20, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Sunday, October 23, 2022 at A New Beginning Assembly of God with Pastor Jane Andrews officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Cameron Cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to...
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C. Eugene Maness

October 4, 2022

SSG, C. Eugene Maness, US Army Retired, age 90, of Carthage died Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County (Putnam Community), he was a son of the late Clifford Bryant and Glennie Stutts Maness. Eugene was a career US Army veteran. He served a total of 22 years during the Korean and Vietnam wars, ultimately retiring as Staff Sergeant. ...
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Shirley "Sherry" Hicks Singer

September 25, 2022

Shirley "Sherry" Hicks Singer, age 70, of Vass, died Sunday, September 25, 2022 at her home. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Albert and Sallie Cummings Hicks. Sherry loved people and spent most of her life working as a beautician. She owned and operated her own shops over the years and later worked at the Penick Village and St. Joseph of the Pines until her health kept...
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Frank G. "Jerry" Hardister

January 5, 1935 - September 19, 2022

Frank G. "Jerry" Hardister, age 87 of Georgiana, Alabama, formerly of Southern Pines, North Carolina died September 19, 2022. Jerry was born January 5, 1935 to the late Bettle Frank and Julia Byrd Hardister. He was also preceded in death by his brother. He served his country in the United State Army in Panama. Jerry was a member of the Southern Pines Jaycees, Southern Pines Rotary and...
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Joyce Miley Knuth

September 13, 2022

Joyce Miley Knuth, age 85 of Seven Lakes died Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at her home with her family by her side. Born October 12, 1936 in Flint, Michigan, she was the last surviving child born to Elbert and Neta Burgess Miley. Joyce was a hard worker, who successfully owned and operated several bars and restaurants. She had a sharp business sense working as a bookkeeper in her earlier...
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Judson Knapp Rea III

September 9, 1925 - September 6, 2022

Judson Knapp Rea, III, of Greensboro and formerly of Carthage passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022 just three days before his 97th birthday. Born in Norfolk, VA September 9, 1925 he was the only child born to the late Judson K. Rea, Jr. and Hazel Summerlin Rea. Jud served our country in the US Navy during WWII and later settled in Carthage where he raised his family. He began his working...
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William Cyrus "Cy" Willcox

December 2, 1929 - August 12, 2022

William Cyrus "Cy" Willcox, II, age 92, of Carthage passed away, Friday, August 12, 2022 at his home. He was born in Brunswick, GA on December 2, 1929 to the late Robert Floyd Willcox and Wilma Warren Willcox. At the age of 2 his parents moved back to the family farm in Carthage where he was raised. After serving in the US Army during the Korean Conflict, Cy went on to graduate from NC State...
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Myrton Thomas (Tommy) Stewart,, Jr.

July 16, 2022

Myrton Thomas (Tommy) Stewart, Jr., native son of Carthage, passed away on Saturday, July 16, 2022. In his life, he served as a congressional page in Washington, D.C., was in the U.S. Air Force and spent his working career as an Audit Manager for the GAO after graduation from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. After his retirement, he returned to "Sweet Carthage" where he...
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Craig Raymond Tomczak

July 11, 2022

Craig Raymond Tomczak, age 60 of Cameron passed away Monday, July 11, 2022 at UNC Hospice Home in Pittsboro, NC. A native of Concord, California he was the son of the late Jack Tomczak & Marian Quinlivan Tomczak. He lived most of his childhood in Benicia, CA. Craig joined the US Coast Guard in 1984. During his 26 year military career, he was stationed on both the USCGC Ironwood in Kodiak...
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Donald Fred Lewis

June 14, 1940 - May 29, 2022

Donald Fred Lewis age 81, of Green Cove Springs, Florida and formerly of Rockingham passed away at his home Sunday May 29, 2022. Fred was born June 14, 1940 in Pohokee Florida a son of the Late Alvin and Georgia Howard Lewis. Fred served the United States Marine Corps from 1958 to 1962 when he was honorably discharged. June 15, 1962 Fred wed Linda Grey Tyner. They were married for 58 years...
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Beverly Bonner Taylor

May 26, 2022

Beverly Bonner Taylor of Jackson Springs NC died May 26, 2022 surrounded by her family. A graduate of Sandhills Community College, she was a Registered Nurse for 33 years at FirstHealth of the Carolinas Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. She enjoyed spending time on her farm turning pottery, gardening, playing her guitar and singing. Preceded in death by her father, James...
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Dennis Ray Foster

May 24, 2022

Dennis Ray Foster, age 81, of Vass died Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County, he was a son of the late Charles and Laney Howell Foster. He served in the US Navy from 1960-1966 on the USS Kitty Hawk. Dennis enjoyed farming of all kinds. He raised Christmas trees, blueberries, blackberries and pumpkins. He was preceded in death...
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Archie Thomas "Tommie" Oldham

May 22, 2022

Archie Thomas "Tommie" Oldham, age 89, of Glendon died peacefully at his home on Sunday, May 22, 2022. A native of Moore County, he was a son of the late Henry B. and Bessie Maness Oldham. Tommie worked for 40 years in the textile industry with Collins & Aikman in Siler City. He was a lifelong member of Cool Springs United Methodist Church and has served the church in many capacities over his...
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David Wilson

March 6, 2022

David Wilson, age 69 of Cameron died Sunday, March 6, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County, he was a son of William R. Wilson and the late Betty Simpson Wilson. David had a lifelong love for horses and was a trainer, calf roper and farrier. He owned and operated D/W Farm in Cameron. He also had a passion for music and played the guitar and sang. ...
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Elsie Mae Troxler

February 10, 2022

Elsie Mae Troxler, age 98, passed away on Thursday, February 10, 2022 at FirstHealth Hospice House. A cryptside service will be held 11:00 am on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at Pinelawn Memorial Park, 1105 Morganton Road, Southern Pines, NC. Born in Rockingham County, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Frank Roberts and Elsie Mae Hand Roberts. In addition to her parents, she was...
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Edward G Shepley

January 12, 2022

Edward G Shepley, age 88, passed away Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his family after a long battle with COPD. He was born on May 29, 1933 in Moore County to the late Raymond and Blanche Davis Shepley. He was a proud veteran of the US Army. Ed loved horses and co-founded the Moore County Saddle Club. He could play the guitar and several other instruments by ear....
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Donald Robert Calfee

January 12, 2022

Donald Robert Calfee "Don" passed away peacefully January 12, 2022 with his wife and three children by his side. Don is survived by his wife Nettie, three children (Ben, Aimee and Robert) and granddaughter Summer. Don was a loving brother, husband, father and grandfather; honorable Navy veteran; and charismatic leader instrumental in building tourism in Moore County. His family and friends...
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Wayne Edward Fleming, Sr.

January 5, 2022

Wayne Edward Fleming Sr, age 71 of Southern Pines died Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County, he was a son of the late Robert Leslie Fleming and Margaret Hunt Andrade. Wayne proudly served our country in the US Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a car wash detailer in several locations over a span of 30 years. He was...
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Louise Tripp Cook

January 4, 2022

Louise Tripp Cook, age 90 of Carthage passed away Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Born in Bolton, NC she was a daughter of the late William B. Tripp and Vallie Luck Payne. She worked for several years at Moore Regional Hospital in Central Supplies. She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph "Buck" Cook; two sons Randy and Mike Cook; brother...
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Carrie Phillips Davis

January 2, 2022

Carrie Phillips Davis, age 71, of Southern Pines died Sunday, January 2, 2022 at her home. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Wilbur Phillips and Eunice Whittington Newell. Carrie worked as a waitress when she was younger and later as a caretaker. Over the last several years she has been a homemaker. She loved her family and especially her grandchildren. She was a devout...
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Stanley Dziok

December 23, 2021

Stanley Joseph "Stan" Dziok, 69, of Sanford passed into the loving arms of our Lord on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at his home. A celebration of life service will be held on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Carthage with Reverend Gregg Newton officiating. The family will receive friends at the home of his daughter, Ashley Andersen in Sanford. ...
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Bernice Flinchum Dowdy

December 22, 2021

Bernice Flinchum Dowdy, age 92 of Carthage, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County, she was a daughter of the late Isaac Jones and Lucy Mae (Mock) Flinchum. Bernice and her late husband Jesse Franklin Dowdy lived in Gulf for many years while raising their daughters. She worked in textiles earlier in...
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David Hunt

December 18, 2021

David Ray "Red" Hunt, age 71, of Carthage died Saturday, December 18, 2021 at his home. Born in Davidson County he was a son of the late Clyde and Odessa Ashburn Hunt. Red served in the US Army during the Vietnam war and worked as a roofer and HVAC technician early in life. He later started his own business, Hunt's Seamless Gutters and operated it for many years. Red enjoyed his family...
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Lynn Wester Caviness

October 4, 1957 - December 10, 2021

Lynn Wester Caviness, age 64, of Carthage, passed away peacefully in the presence of her family on Friday, December 10, 2021 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst, NC. She is now enjoying the presence of her Lord and Saviour alongside her husband. Born October 4, 1957 in Johnston County, North Carolina, Lynn was the daughter of the late Speedy and Janie Creekmore. Lynn was a...
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Eleanor "Jean" Irvin

November 7, 1949 - November 26, 2021

Eleanor "Jean" Irvin, age 72, a lifelong resident of Southern Pines, died peacefully at her home Friday, November 26, 2021. Born November 7, 1949, she was the daughter of the late James Luther and Eleanor Adams Irvin. Jean graduated from Southern Pines High School in 1968 and from East Carolina University in 1972, majoring in social work. She followed her passion for helping people by working...
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Patsy McCrary Salmon

November 26, 2021

Patsy McCrary Salmon, age 80, of Carthage passed away on Friday, November 26, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Born in Davidson County she was the daughter of the late Foster Grant McCrary & Audrey Hiatt McCrary. During Vietnam, Patsy worked as a secretary and typist for several high ranking military officials at the Pentagon. In 1967, she returned to Moore County and...
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James Douglas Needham

November 24, 2021

James Douglas Needham, of Carthage passed away Wednesday, November 24, 2021 peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, just four days before his 78th birthday. Funeral services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Goard and Rev. Robert Kidd officiating.. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the fellowship hall...
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James Douglas Needham

November 24, 2021

James Douglas Needham, of Carthage, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, just four days before his 78th birthday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, at Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Brian Goard and the Rev. Robert Kidd officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the fellowship hall. ...
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Richard Junior Cockman

November 16, 2021

Richard Junior Cockman, age 82, of Carthage, died Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at his home. A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Gurney and Lillie (Crabtree) Cockman. He worked for over 30 years as a truck driver for the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He is predeceased by his wife Shirley Furr Cockman; his step-daughter, Jeannie Horney; his brother, Lester...
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Paul Anderson Wall

November 3, 2021

Paul Anderson Wall, age 92 of Carthage, died Wednesday, November 3, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A native of Yadkin County he was a son of the late John Anderson and Rosie Snow Wall. Paul worked as an inspector with the NC Department of Transportation for 36 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 72 years Doris Garner Wall; brothers Howard and Roy Lee Wall;...
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Ralph C. Rogers

November 1, 2021

Ralph C. Rogers, age 84 of West End died Monday, November 1, 2021 at his home. Born in Lee County he was a son of the late Thomas Paschal and Rosa Patterson Rogers. Ralph was a retired school bus mechanic with Moore County Schools. He was preceded in death by his brothers William, Thomas and Rayon Rogers. He is survived by his children Cary A. Rogers of Monroe and Lisa R. Smith and...
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Thomas L. West

October 26, 2021

Thomas L. West, age 85 of Pinehurst died Tuesday, October 26, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. A native of Lansford, PA he was a son of the late LeRoy and Olga West. Tom grew up in Coaldale, PA, and resided in the Lehigh Valley before settling in Pinehurst. He was a graduate of Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, PA and a retired printer. He moved to...
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Jimmy Roy Black

February 11, 1941 - October 25, 2021

Jimmy Roy Black, 80, died Monday, October 25, 2021. He was born on February 11, 1941 in Tyler, Texas. He called himself a "Tyler Rose". He resided in Pinehurst and Wilmington, NC. His parents were Bethel Corley Black and Tommie Black (both deceased), his only son, Jonathan Black (deceased) and oldest brother, Tommy Black of Wylie Texas (deceased). He is survived by his wife, Suzanne...
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Frankie Trotter McCaskill

October 23, 2021

Frankie Trotter McCaskill, age 81, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at her home in Robbins after a brief illness. A native of Moore County, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Ethel Trotter, also of Robbins. Frankie was an avid Duke fan, but enjoyed all sports. Frankie won the title of Miss Moore County in 1956, a sixty-one year member of the Grand Chapter of North Carolina Order...
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James William Ring

April 4, 1934 - October 23, 2021

James William Ring, age 88, of Carthage passed away on October 23, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A funeral service will be held at the First Baptist Church in Vass, on Monday, October 25 at 2:00 PM with Reverend Bill Davis officiating. Burial to follow at Johnson Grove Cemetery. The family visitation will take place at 1:00 PM at the church. James was born April...
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Betty Simpson Locklear

October 22, 2021

Betty Simpson Locklear, age 75 of Carthage died Friday, October 22, 2021 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Camden, NJ she was a daughter of the late John Henry and Edith Williams Simpson. Betty moved to Moore County in 1975 and worked as a CNA doing private duty nursing. She was preceded in death by her sisters Paulette Matthews and Louann Matthews; her...
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James Lee Edwards, Sr.

September 10, 2021

James ("Jim") Lee Edwards, Sr., age 83, of Vass died Friday (September 10, 2021) at his home with his family. A private graveside service was held at White Hill Presbyterian Church on Monday, September 13. Jim was born in Rockfish in 1937, to the late Logan and Viola Edwards. His father died when Jim was an infant and he subsequently resided with his paternal grandparents, Hazzard and...
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Jeanette Garner Morgan

August 21, 2021

Jeanette Garner Morgan, age 76, of Carthage passed away Saturday, August 21, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst from complications of COVID-19. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Edward and Madge Phillips Garner. She worked in Textiles most of her working years. She always enjoyed cooking meals and desserts for friends and family. She loved her...
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Karl Morris Kotovsky

February 28, 1954 - August 20, 2021

Karl Morris Kotovsky, age 67, of Southern Pines died on Friday, August 20, 2021 at Penick Village in Southern Pines, NC. Born on February 28, 1954, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Karl was a son of the late Hymen and Mildred Schafer Kotovsky. In his younger years Karl worked in the printing industry in Washington DC. In 1989 he suffered serious injuries in a skiing accident in...
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Gilbert Coy Moore

August 20, 2021

Gilbert Coy Moore, age 87, of Star, died Friday, August 20, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Benjamin Harrison and Ethel Brown Moore. He worked in textiles for over 40 years at Collins & Aikman in Siler City. Gilbert loved riding motorcycles and traveling. He loved his bluegrass music, playing his guitar, and...
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Myrtle Love Presley

August 13, 2021

Myrtle Love Presley, age 91 formerly of Carthage died on Friday, August 13, 2021 in Wilmington. A native of Moore County, she was the last of ten surviving children born to the late Walter and Mary Jane Crutchfield Love. Myrtle worked with Moore County Government as Deputy Clerk and also at the health department. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas G. Presley; children...
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Joseph M. "Buck" Kendrick

April 4, 1933 - July 20, 2021

Joseph M. "Buck" Kendrick, age 88, died on July 20, 2021 at First Health Hospice House, Pinehurst. Born on April 4, 1933 in Raleigh, N.C. Buck was the son of the late Joseph M *a*rion and Mary Alford Kendrick Buck earned his Bachelor's Degree in Marketing after attending Cornell University, lona College, New Rochelle, NY, and St Joseph's University, Philadelphia, Pa. During his working...
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C. Jack Fry

July 19, 2021

C. Jack Fry, age 80, of Pocola, Oklahoma, passed away at Mercy Hospital in Fort Smith, Arkansas from COVID pneumonia on July 19, 2021. Jack was born January 30, 1941 in Memphis, TN to the late Roscoe and Mittie Fry and had moved to Fort Worth, TX while still a child. In his early working years, Jack was an artist at the Container Corporation of America until he felt called to the ministry....
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Bonnie Fields Scott

March 10, 1923 - July 3, 2021

Bonnie Fields Scott, age 98, of Carthage passed away at her home on Saturday, July 3, 2021 surrounded by her daughters and grandsons. Bonnie was born on March 10, 1923 to John and Sadie Fields. She married Harry Nathaniel (Bill) Scott. Together they built a working farm and raised a family of four daughters. They were honored to be named the North Carolina Conservation Family Farm of the...
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Louise Garner McNeill

June 16, 2021

Louise Garner McNeill, age 94 of Carthage died Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at Peak Resources - Pinelake in Carthage, A native of Moore County, she was a daughter of the late Ira Jason and Maida Williams Garner. Louise retired from Proctor-Silex in Southern Pines. She was also a devoted homemaker and cared deeply for her family. Every Sunday she would faithfully cook a large full course meal for...
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Fred W. Garrison

May 12, 2021

Fred W. Garrison, age 86 of West End died Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County, he was the last of 12 surviving children born to the late Albert Hamilton Garrison and Mittie Hayworth Garrison. Fred retired from Jesse Jones Sausage Company where he was a sales manager and supervisor. He was a lifetime member of Culdee...
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James "Lee" McNeill

May 4, 2021

James "Lee" McNeill, age 78 of Glendon died Tuesday, May 4 , 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A native of Harnett County he was a son of the late Cleve and Ruth (Byrd) McNeill. Lee served briefly in the US Army and worked for 28 years with Riley Paving as a Foreman. He was a lifelong softball player playing in several different leagues usually as the pitcher. He had a...
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Doris Garner Wall

April 5, 2021

Doris Garner Wall, 88, of Sanford, formerly of Carthage, died Monday, April 5, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Claudie Lee and Ethel Mandy Morgan Garner. Doris was a longtime member of Yates-Thagard Baptist Church and worked in Textiles for several years. She was preceded in death by brothers Raymond, Cliff, Bud,...
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Doris Garner

April 5, 2021

Doris Garner Wall, 88, of Sanford, formerly of Carthage, died Monday, April 5, 2021, at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Claudie Lee and Ethel Mandy Morgan Garner. Doris was a longtime member of Yates-Thagard Baptist Church and worked in Textiles for several years. She was preceded in death by brothers Raymond, Cliff, Bud,...
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James "Jimmy" Carlos Bibey

March 3, 1941 - April 4, 2021

James "Jimmy" Carlos Bibey, age 80, passed away at his home in Carthage on April 4, 2021. Born on March 3, 1941 in Moore County, he was a son of the late Samuel Carlos and Floranna Monroe Bibey. Jimmy owned and operated Bibey Convenience Store in Carthage for 30 years. He was an active member of Carthage First Presbyterian Church and was also a member of the Jaycee's club. Jimmy enjoyed...
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Jay E. Levy

March 12, 2021

Jay E. Levy, age 76 of Pinehurst, North Carolina—formerly of Baltimore, Maryland—passed away Friday, March 12, 2021. A native of Youngstown, Ohio, he was the beloved son of the late Herman B. and Ruth (Garber) Levy. Jay is survived by his wife Deborah (Debbie) Clark Levy; children Joshua (Tara) Levy, Ben (Stacy Landsman) Levy, Katherine (Jeremy Epstein) Levy, and Emily (Ross Dubin)...
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Virginia Warner Phillips

March 11, 2021

Virginia Warner Phillips, age 89 of Carthage passed away peacefully at the home of her son and daughter in law in Whispering Pines on Thursday, March 11, 2021. Virginia was the last surviving child born to the late William Mason and Della Fields Warner. Early in life she worked in textile manufacturing for Quality Mills in Carthage. She was also a professional seamstress and worked for...
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Dorothy Maxine Hicks

May 5, 1949 - March 10, 2021

Dorothy Maxine Hicks, age 71, a lifelong resident of Vass died Wednesday March 10, 2021. Dorothy was born May 5th, 1949 to the late Vernon Eugene (Luke) and Cornelia Harrison (Dunk) McCrimmon. She served as a housekeeper at the North Carolina Country Club in Pinehurst for thirty plus years. Dorothy enjoyed spending time with family, shopping trips with her sisters and golf cart rides with her...
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Carol Dreadin Cherry

November 3, 1947 - March 7, 2021

Carol Dreadin Cherry, age 73 of Carthage passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Elmcroft of Southern Pines in Southern Pines, NC. Born in Huxford, Alabama on November 3, 1947 she was a daughter of the late Arthur and Olee (Flowers) Dreadin. Carol always had big dreams after growing up picking cotton as a girl on her family farm in South Alabama. After college, she moved to Atlanta, GA ...
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Albert Eugene "Gene" Seawell

January 24, 1927 - March 3, 2021

Albert Eugene "Gene" Seawell, age 94, a lifelong resident of Glendon died Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at his home. Gene was born January 24, 1927 to the late Hulen and Effie Ethel Hughes Seawell. He served our country in the US Army during WWII, and worked in Robbins Mill for many years. He also did carpentry work and later in life enjoyed working as a maintenance supervisor with Pine Needles...
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Christopher Benton McLeod

April 25, 1991 - February 27, 2021

Christopher Benton McLeod, age 29, of Carthage was born April 25, 1991 in Pinehurst, NC and passed away on February 28, 2021. Christopher grew up on the 100-year-old McLeod Farm in the Eureka/Farm Life community. He graduated from Union Pines High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society and the football team. Christopher's love for flying grew out of his Senior Year...
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Teresa Terry Tripp

February 13, 2021

Teresa "Terry" Tripp, 92, of Southern Pines, NC and Westerly, RI, died peacefully in her sleep on February 13, 2021, following complications from her battle with Covid-19. She was born on December 21, 1928, in Ludlow, Massachusetts to the late John and Pauline Kochanek. Terry was a graduate of Ludlow High School and the University of Rhode Island. She was predeceased by her husband of 62...
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Richard C. Rycroft

January 5, 1933 - February 5, 2021

Richard C. Rycroft, age 88 of Pinehurst, passed away Friday, February 5, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Born in Newton, MA on January 5, 1933 he was a son of the late Clyde and Elizabeth (Cornell) Rycroft. Richard served in the US Army during the Korean war and later graduated from Boston University with a Masters Degree. He was a lifelong educator, teaching, coaching and...
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Jane Hobbs McPhaul

February 4, 2021

On February 4, 2021, Jane Stevens Hobbs McPhaul passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family. Jane was born February 3, 1927 in Wilmington, NC, to Julius C. and Maude Elizabeth (Player) Hobbs. Jane was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, John "Jack" Archibald McPhaul. After graduating from Flora McDonald College and starting her career as a teacher, she married Jack on August 27,...
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Donald D, Crimmins

February 3, 2021

Donald D. Crimmins abruptly departed this life on February 3, 2021, losing his battle with Covid-19 at age 71. He is survived by his loving wife Meg of 39 years; his brother Bill Crimmins of Katy, TX; his in-laws Stana and Jack Kinkaid of Arlington, VA; and many relatives and friends in Seaford, DE. He was predeceased by his beloved nephew Andrew Crimmins of Houston, TX in 2010. Born in...
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Lee Vance Munnerlyn

February 2, 2021

Lee Vance Munnerlyn, age 65, a lifelong resident of Southern Pines passed away Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at his home. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Jefferson and Margaret McPhatter Mummerlyn. Lee was a US Army Veteran. He retired from IBM as a Process Technician and later worked for Cree, Inc., both in Research Triangle Park. He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis...
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Mary McLauchlin "Mary Mac" Pope

October 30, 1950 - January 25, 2021

Mary McLauchlin "Mary Mac" Pope, age 70 of Vass, passed away peacefully at her family farmhouse on Monday, January 25, 2021. She was born on October 30,1950 and grew up in the family farmhouse that she dearly loved. She enjoyed being on the farm and always expressed her strong love for the property. Mary Mac was the daughter of the late Charles Ray and Mary McLauchlin Pope. She is...
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Kimberly Oldham Putman

April 20, 1970 - January 21, 2021

Beloved by All, Kimberly Oldham Putman She loved people, and everyone loved Kimberly Oldham Putnam, age 50 of Carthage, who passed away unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, January 21, 2021. Known to all as Kim, she was a local girl born and raised in Carthage. Choosing to raise her own family in Carthage, Kim loved her family most of all. Soon to have celebrated twenty-five years of...
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Thomas Andrew "Andy" Gibbons

January 20, 2021

Thomas Andrew "Andy" Gibbons, age 56 of Carthage died Wednesday at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County he was a son of Nancy Barber Sherman and the late Tommy Farr Gibbons. He attended Union Pines High School and worked for many years as a heavy equipment operator for Glendon Pyrophllite Rock Quarry. In addition to his mother he is survived by his...
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Dorothy "Dot" Wright Fortune

January 20, 2021

Dorothy "Dot" Wright Fortune of Southern Pines, North Carolina passed away January 20, 2021. Born and raised in Greensboro, the daughter of the late Robert R. and Grace S. Wright, she spent most of her adult years in the Raleigh area. A homemaker while her children were young, Dorothy later retired from the North Carolina Parole Commission, at which time she was awarded the North Carolina...
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Anne Hodge Carpenter

January 9, 2021

Seven Lakes, NC Anne Hodge Carpenter, age 54, of Seven Lakes passed away Saturday, January 9, 2021 at her home following a courageous fight with cancer. Anne was born in Greenville, SC but spent most of her life in Moore County. She worked as the deli manager and a cake decorator at Harris Teeter for 10 years and later at Food Lion. She also worked with Moore County Schools as Cafeteria...
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Ruby Cockman Brown

January 8, 2021

Ruby Cockman Brown, age 87, of Carthage, who was loved by many and forgotten by none, left to meet with our Lord at 11pm on Friday January 8th. A meeting she had prepared for all her life, she is now walking the streets of gold rejoicing with our Lord and Savior. Words cannot describe how much she will be missed by so many. As she left she took her last breath with a smile on her face. She...
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Morris Morrie Hitson, Jr.

January 7, 2021

Morris W. Hitson Jr. "Morrie", age 68 of Southern Pines died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of New Bern NC, he was a son of the late Morris W. Hitson, Sr. and Betsy Bowman Edmundson. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam war and graduated from American University with a Bachelor's Degree in International Affairs. He later...
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William Walter Ashworth

December 23, 2020

William Walter Ashworth, age 70 of the Putnam community (Carthage) died , Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Randolph County he was a son of the late Otis Walker and Ruby Harmon Ashworth. William grew up in Moore County and worked for several years with Mansion Homes in Robbins. He was preceded in death by a brother Russell...
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Betty Holt Elliott

December 22, 2020

The Heavenly Choir gained a soprano this week when Betty Holt Elliott, 89, passed away in Shelby, NC on December 22, 2020. She was born in Stanley County on April 11, 1931, to the late Glen and Mary Holt. She is survived by her children, Debbie (Bo) Johnson, Betsy (Rolly) Davis, Gwyn (Rusty) Fuller, Deana (C.M.) Mode and Bobby (Margie) Wallace; beloved grandchildren, Ashley (Kevin), Holly (C...
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Cleve Harrison Lucas, Sr.

December 8, 1945 - December 20, 2020

Cleve Harrison Lucas Sr., age 75, passed away on Sunday December 20, 2020 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Born on December 8, 1945, he was the son of the late William Franklin and Beulah Mae Wallace Lucas. He worked at Hamilton Beach Tool and Die for 28 years. In his later years of life he worked as a farrier. He had his own shooting range where he let local law...
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Grafton "Speedy" Creekmore

December 11, 2020

Grafton "Speedy" Creekmore, age 90 of Carthage died Friday, December 11, 2020 at The Greens at Pinehurst. A native of Franklin County he was a son of the late Robert Clifford and Nellie Bowden Creekmore. Speedy lived in Carthage for many years and was a retired auto mechanic. In his younger years he was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a good, honest, hardworking man who loved his...
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Jennifer W. Wallace

November 27, 2020

Jennifer W. Wallace, age 55 of West End, died Friday, November 27, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A devoted wife, mother and friend, Jen was born in Memphis, TN, although spent most of her childhood in Fenton, MI and later in Grosse Pointe, MI. She had a passion for training dogs and horses, which she passed on to her daughter, and spent much of her time working...
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Maude Ellen Porter Nelson

September 28, 1927 - November 12, 2020

Maude Ellen Porter Nelson took the final stage of her journey here on earth on Thursday morning, November 12, 2020. Maude Ellen Porter was born in Aberdeen, NC on September 28, 1927. She was the fourth of five children born to parents Charles B. and Maude Ellen Hubbard Porter. She was the last surviving of those children. She was pre-deceased by her parents, brothers Fred Porter, Clyde...
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Thadis Rayon Rogers

November 11, 2020

Thadis Rayon Rogers, age 86 of Ellerbe, NC passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Born in Harnett County he was a son of the late Thomas Paschall Rogers and Rosie Gertrude Patterson Rogers. Rayon served in the US Army from 1954-1956 and was a retired forester with the North Carolina Forest Service. He loved his family with his big heart and all he had in...
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Donald Ray Phillips

November 4, 2020

Donald Ray Phillips, age 76 of Glendon died Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Henry and Alice Watkins Phillips. Don graduated from Highfalls School and served our country in the US Army during the Vietnam era. He built houses in the early 1970's and then worked in textiles for several years at...
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Ralph Parraway

November 4, 2020

Ralph Parraway, age 94 of Pinehurst passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Manhattan, NY he was the second son of the late Charles Spencer and Helen Cuff Parraway. He was educated in New Rochelle, NY public schools, graduating from Albert Leonard High School, as an honor roll student, in 1944. After high school,...
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RG Wadsworth

November 4, 2020

RG Wadsworth, age 77, of Carthage passed away at his home on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020. RG was the seventh generation of Wadsworth's in Moore County. Farming and Agriculture was a lifelong enjoyment of RG's. He was very active in political and community affairs. He was selected Moore County Outstanding Farmer of the Year, Family Farmer of the Year, and Conservation Farmer of the Year....
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Ruby Jean Welch Nunnery

October 31, 2020

Ruby Jean Welch Nunnery, age 80 of Carthage passed away Saturday, October 31, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Cora Williamson Welch. She was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Ellen Nunnery and Teresa Jean Nunnery. She is survived by her husband of 60 years William Henry Nunnery;...
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Allan J. Benner

October 28, 2020

Former Carthage Police Chief of 32 years and US Army veteran Allan J. enner of Carthage passed away Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Born in Devon, Pennsylvania he was the son of the late George Frederick Benner and Grace Getty Benner. Chief Benner was a US Army veteran serving from 1950 to 1952. He started his law enforcement career as a...
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Jack Floyd Ayers

October 25, 2020

Jack Floyd Ayers, age 97, died October 25, 2020 at his home in Carthage, NC surrounded by the love of his family. He was born October 23, 1923 to James Robert Ayers and Josephine "Josie"Williams. His happy childhood was spent in Yoakum and Sweet Home, Texas with three brothers and a large extended family. In simpler times, he said he took off his shoes the last day of school and didn't put...
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Virginia Allen

August 14, 1940 - October 13, 2020

Carthage, NC Virginia Allen, 80, passed away at her home in Carthage on Monday, October 13, 2020. Born on August 14, 1940, in Nassau County, New York, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Rose Cebulsky Miller. Virginia, along with her husband Bruce moved to North Carolina from Vermont, in 2005. She was a homemaker and enjoyed doing arts and crafts, especially ceramic artwork....
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Patricia Ann (Walsh) MacMillan

October 11, 2020

Patricia Ann (Walsh) MacMillan, 74 of Pinehurst died peacefully at her home on Sunday, October 11, 2020 surrounded by her family after a long, courageous battle against cancer. A native of NYC, she was a daughter of the late John and Isabelle (Gannon) Walsh. She grew up in a large Irish Catholic family in NYC with brothers, Dickie, Tommy, Johnny (deceased) and sisters, Sally and Isabel...
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Pearl Sturdivant Dowd

August 8, 1936 - September 29, 2020

Carthage, NC Pearl Sturdivant Dowd, 84, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Peak Resources of Pinelake, in Carthage. Born on August 8, 1936, in Moore County, she was the daughter of the late Johnnie Frank and Stella Morgan Sturdivant. Married for almost 58 years, she leaves behind her love, James "Jimmy" Dowd. During her earlier years, she worked at the Robbins Mill and later on...
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Lewis H. Blue

September 7, 2020

Carthage, NC Lewis H. Blue, age 62 a lifelong resident of Moore County and faithful servant of The Lord passed away peacefully, into the presence of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Monday, September 7, 2020 at his home, surrounded by loved ones, after fighting the good fight of faith, and laying hold on eternal life, during which he was called and professed a good profession before...
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Deborah Ann Smith

September 5, 2020

Deborah Ann Smith, age 63 of Vass died Saturday, September 5, 2020 at Duke Regional Hospital in Durham. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Harvey and Naomi Patterson Smith. She worked in hotel housekeeping for many years. Deborah loved music and enjoyed singing and dancing. She also enjoyed crafts and over the years gave many homemade gifts to friends and family. She...
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Barbara Ann Keefer Williams

September 1, 2020

Barbara Ann Keefer Williams, 93, a devoted wife and mother passed away on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at St. Joseph of the Pines Coventry in Southern Pines. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana she was a daughter of the late Mark A. Keefer and Marie Stevens Keefer, and was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Roger E. Williams; her...
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Linda Nelson

March 3, 1952 - August 22, 2020

Linda Nelson of Aberdeen passed away Saturday, August 22, 2020 at First Health Moore Regional Hospital. Born at St. Joseph Hospital in Southern Pines on March, 3, 1952, the third of six children, she leaves behind her mother, Maude Nelson of Aberdeen, two sisters, Carol McDonald of Cary, Cindy Munn of Aberdeen and three brothers, Fred Nelson of Quartzsite, Arizona, Charles Nelson of...
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Gladys Asbill Barker

August 16, 2020

Gladys Asbill Barker, age 94 of Carthage passed away peacefully Sunday morning, August 16, 2020 at her home. A native of Randolph County she was a daughter of the late Earl and Maggie Dowdy Asbill. Gladys was a hard worker. She enjoyed gardening and working outdoors. She mowed her own grass until two years ago. She also enjoyed cooking, canning and freezing various fruits and vegetables...
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Curtis Paul Crabtree

August 3, 2020

Curtis Paul Crabtree, a lifelong farmer and carpenter who was able to live a full life of 100 years passed away Monday, August 3, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst from injuries sustained from a fall. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Andrew J. and Sarah Sheffield Crabtree. Curtis served our country bravely in the US Army during World War II. He was...
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Brenda Kay Smith

June 22, 1948 - July 16, 2020

Brenda Kay Smith, 72, a lifelong resident of Carthage and caring mother, sister, grandmother and friend to many passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 16, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House. Brenda was born in Moore County June 22, 1948 to Claude Morris and Alma Elizabeth Jackson Clark. After obtaining an associates degree from CCCC in textile management, she began working at Carthage...
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Cathernine Ann Barrett

September 20, 1933 - June 14, 2020

Ms. Catherine Ann Barrett the oldest daughter of the late Reverend Gaston Barrett, Sr. and Mrs. Bessie Ray Barrett was born September 20, 1933 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Catherine departed this world on June 14, 2020 while living at Accordius Health at Aberdeen rest home in Aberdeen, North Carolina. A graveside service will be held 1:00 pm Friday at Mt. Olive AME Zion Church conducted...
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Kathryn Leonard Rafalski

June 5, 2020

Kathryn Leonard Rafalski went to her Lord and Savior on June 5, 2020 in her home with her daughter Brenda beside her. She had suffered for many years. A private memorial service will be held at Trinity Bible Church with Rev. Dr. William J. Maness, Jr. officiating. Born and raised in Tionesta,PA she was the eldest daughter of Robert and Gladys Leonard. She left home at the age of 14 to...
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Kenneth Mitchell Whitesell

June 4, 2020

Kenneth Mitchell Whitesell, age 82 of Carthage, NC passed away on June 4, 2020. A private graveside service will be held with the family. He was born to parents, Delis H. Whitesell and Irene J Whitesell on May 1, 1938 in Pinehurst, NC. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Fern Bunch; brothers, Vernon, Leonard, David, Mark, Max and Delis Whitesell, Jr. He...
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Annie Marie McIntosh Lineberry

June 2, 2020

Annie Marie McIntosh Lineberry, 83, of Carthage passed away on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Peak Resources-Pinelake in Carthage. Annie was a native of Moore County and a daughter of the late James and Mary McIntosh. She was the last of seven children living. Annie enjoyed working in her garden and looking after her flowers. She loved working on the farm and would cook the deer meat that her...
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Brian Howard Kenthack

May 31, 2020

Brian Howard Kenthack, 58, of Pinehurst and formerly Encinitas, California went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 31, 2020 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. A native of Somerville, New Jersey, he was the son of Howard Kenthack and the late Helen Kenthack. He was predeceased by his adoptive mother Patricia Gerstle and niece Samantha Ahimovic. Brian was a US Navy Veteran and...
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Roy Mashburn

May 15, 2020

Roy Mashburn, age 90 of Carthage passed away Friday, May 15, 2020 at Peak Resources-Pinelake in Carthage. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Cool Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery in Glendon conducted by the Rev. Allen Mashburn. A public viewing will be at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Sunday from 12:00 - 5:00pm. The family will also receive friends at the home. A native...
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