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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

Todd Maurice Smith

September 26, 2018

Todd Maurice Smith, age 48 formerly of Carthage died Wednesday (September 26, 2018) in Greensboro. Funerals services will be 3:00 PM Wednesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Eugene Ussery and Pastor John Chavis. Burial will follow at Cross Hill Cemetery. A native of Moore County he was a son of Brenda Kay (Clark) Smith and the late Russell G. Smith. He attended Union Pines...
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Howard Leon Matthews

March 14, 1932 - September 24, 2018

Howard Leon Matthews, age 86, died September 24, 2018 at his home in Carthage NC. Leon was born March 14, 1932 in Moore County, and was the son of Gracie Michael Matthews and William Howard Matthews. He was a graduate of Farm Life High School in 1950, and served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a farmer and a real estate developer. He owned and enjoyed motorcycles until...
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Estelle Simmons Tripp

September 23, 2018

Estelle Simmons Tripp, age 79 of Carthage, died Sunday, September 23, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be 12:00 PM Wednesday at Gulf Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Bruce Benton. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Berrien County, GA she was a daughter of the late Shafter Daniel and Myrtice Moore Simmons. Estelle worked...
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John David Morgan

August 30, 2018

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

August 28, 2018

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

November 12, 1937 - August 26, 2018

Mr. Donald (Don) Leon Johnson, passed away at age 80 on August 26, 2018 in Foxfire Village, North Carolina. He was born on November 12, 1937 in Johnston County, North Carolina, to the late Douglas Ray Johnson and Lessie Loraine (Barber) Johnson. Don was a brick mason for 45 years but his passion was serving the Lord, especially in the area of sharing the Gospel through internet outreach. ...
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Katie Griffin Badgett

July 6, 2018

Katie Griffin Badgett, age 88 of Carthage died Thursday, July 6, 2018 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, July 7, 2018 at Priest Hill Presbyterian Church conducted by the Rev. Archie Stevens. The family will receive friends following the service in the sanctuary. A native of Surry County, she was the daughter of Charlie...
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Samuel Fields "Jaybird" Hicks

July 3, 2018

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

July 1, 2018

Jessie Hedrick Shipley, age 95 of West End, NC and formerly of Maryland died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Manor Care of Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Internment will be at Mt. View Cemetery in Sykesville, MD. A native of Baltimore County, MD she was a daughter of the late George Washington and Claudia Hoover Hedrick. Jessie was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing,...
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Jessie Lee Maness

June 23, 2018

Jessie Lee Maness, age 55 of Carthage died Saturday, June 23, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Unity Grove Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Jason Cheek. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. A native of Moore County he was a son of Louise Ritter Maness and the late Cletus Arthur Maness. Jessie...
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Samuel Curtis Monroe

March 22, 1934 - June 18, 2018

Samuel Curtis Monroe, age 84, died Monday, June 18, 2018 at Veterans Medical Center in Fayetteville. A visitation will be held Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 25, 2018 at 11:00 am at Mt. Olive AME Zion Church in Carthage. Burial will follow at Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in...
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Isaac Henry Sapp

January 21, 2011 - June 11, 2018

Isaac Henry Sapp, age 7, of Cameron, died Monday, June 11, 2018 at UNC Healthcare in Chapel Hill. A funeral service will be 2:00 pm Saturday at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Pinehurst conducted by Bishop Brady M. Smith. Burial will be at Charles Memorial Gardens in Maryland on Monday. The family will receive friends Saturday prior to the service from 12:00 pm-1:30 pm. He...
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Hubert Carson Frye

January 31, 1935 - May 26, 2018

Hubert Carson Frye, age 83 of Carthage died Saturday (May 26, 2018) at Peak Resource Pinelake in Carthage. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Unity Grove Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Jason Cheek. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. A native of Richmond County he was a son of the late...
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Shelia Reagan

May 11, 2018

Shelia Reagan, age 43 died Friday at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be set at a later date. Shelia was born in Moore County to Sammy and Darlene (Cole) Reagan and was a graduate of Union Pines High School. She worked for Lowes Home Improvement Store for several years. She is survived by her daughter Payton Black and brothers Doug Reagan of...
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Florene Yarborough Craft

May 10, 2018

Florene Yarborough Craft, 82, of New Braunfels, Texas died Sunday June 10, 2018 at Methodist Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. There will be a visitation at Zoeller Funeral Home, 615 Landa St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 on Wednesday June 20, 2018, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels, Texas on Thursday,...
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Carl Leonard Klabbatz

May 8, 2018

Carl Leonard Klabbatz, age 62, of Aberdeen, passed away Tuesday May 8, 2018. A memorial service will be 1:00 pm Monday, May 14 at Community Congregational Church, in Southern Pines, conducted by the Rev. Mike Dubbs and the Rev. Carl Matthews. A native of Moore County, he was the son of the late Harry Leonard Klabbatz and Mary Louise Underwood Klabbatz. Carl was a floral designer and owner of...
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Linda Lee Lowe

April 28, 2018

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

April 27, 2018

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

April 26, 2018

Timothy Clevenger, age 46, of Carthage, died Thursday, April 26, 2018 at his home. A memorial service will be 4:00 PM Sunday at Bible Tabernacle. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. A native of Moore County, he was the son of Patricia Yanz Clevenger and the late Gary Clevenger . Timothy worked as a short order cook and later as a long distance truck...
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Gertrude Maness Duguay

November 7, 1939 - April 25, 2018

Gertrude Maness Duguay, age 78 of Carthage died Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at Peak Resources - Pinelake in Carthage. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at Flint Hill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. William Hancock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Kennedy Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00- 8:00 PM. Kennedy Funeral Home is...
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Ariel Powell Davis

April 6, 2018

Ariel Powell Davis, age 94, of West End, died peacefully on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Penick Village where she was lovingly taken care of by the good people who work there. The service will be held at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church at a later date. Born In Possum Fork, SC (Florence Co.) but moved as a child to Myrtle Beach, SC area. She was the daughter of the late Fred Whitford and Gussie...
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Ariel Powell Davis

April 6, 2018

Ariel Powell Davis, age 94 of West End, died Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Penick Village. Arrangements are incomplete at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.
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Marvin Price

April 4, 2018

Marvin Price, age 90, of Pinehurst died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A graveside service will military honors will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday at Emmanuel Baptist Church conducted by his son Rev. Larry Price and Rev. Rick Robinson. A native of California he was a son of the late Haywood and Katie Forsythe Price. He served in the US Marine Corp from 1945...
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Edith Bailey Marsh

April 4, 2018

Edith Bailey Marsh, age 85 of Carthage died Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Red Branch Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Mike Branscom. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior the the service beginning at 1:00. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Martin and Ina Fields Bailey....
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Lyle Dean Wroe

April 2, 2018

Lyle Dean Wroe, age 74, of Cameron died Monday, April 2, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held at a later date. A native of Chico, CA he was a son of the late Lyle Douglas and Maxine Stanton Wroe. Dean lived and worked in California for many years before moving to North Carolina. He worked for Frontier Spinning in Sanford as a maintenance mechanic...
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Peter Lobbregt

March 31, 2018

Peter Lobbregt, age 94 of Biscoe died Saturday March 31, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be held 12:00 PM, Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church with the Pastors Steven Johnson and Sammy Frye officiating. A native of Patterson, NJ he was a son of the late Peter Cornelius and Mildred Fisher Lobbregt. Peter served in the Merchant Marines...
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Franklin McNair "Mac" Wicker

October 7, 1936 - March 31, 2018

Franklin McNair "Mac" Wicker, SFC, US Army retired, age 81 of Carthage died Saturday, March 31, 2108 at Tara Plantation. Graveside services with full military honors will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Flint Hill Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Rev. William Hancock. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 and other times at the home. A...
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Elzy Hancock

March 29, 2018

Elzy Hancock, age 84 of Carthage died Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Peak Resources-Pinelake in Carthage. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home. The family will receive friends prior to the service at 10:00 and following the service. A native of Montgomery County he was a son of the late Remus and Maude Hancock. Elzy worked most of his life as a carpenter. ...
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Harry G. Frye

March 28, 2018

Harry G. Frye, age 78 of Carthage died Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home conducted by the Rev. Arnold Comer and Rev. David Reynolds. The family will receive friends following the service. A viewing will take place 30 minutes prior to the service. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Fred James Frye...
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Kyler Damon Stock

March 26, 2018

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

March 25, 2018

*Rev. Doric Council "D.C." Sullivan, age 88 of Eagle Springs died Sunday, March 25, 2018 at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Wednesday at Red Branch Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Mike Branscom and Rev. J. Billy Graham. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Moore County he was the last surviving son of the late William Linzy and Carrie Louise Howle Sullivan. D.C....
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J.C. Spivey, Jr, US Army Ret

March 24, 2018

J.C. Spivey, Jr., Lt. Col. US Army, Ret., age 85 of Arlington, VA and formerly of Carthage died Saturday, (March 24, 2018) in Arlington. A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Friday (April 6, 2018) at Putnam Friends Church Cemetery. Everyone is invited to the Sinclair House in Carthage following the service for a meal and time of fellowship. Born in Lee County he was a son of the late...
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Billie Moore Mackey

March 20, 2018

Ms. Billie Moore Mackey, age 82, former commissioner and mayor of Carthage passed away Monday, March 20, 2018 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services will 2:00 PM Friday at Carthage United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Jim Bolyard. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Following the service there will be a reception in the Sinclair House next...
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Billie Moore Mackey

March 20, 2018

Ms. Billie Moore Mackey, age 82, former commissioner and mayor of Carthage passed away Monday, March 20, 2018 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services will 2:00 PM Friday at Carthage United Methodist Church conducted by the Reverend Jim Bolyard. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Following the service there will be a reception in the Sinclair House next...
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Ruth Shepherd Sullivan

March 19, 2018

Ruth Shepherd Sullivan, age 68 of Carthage went home to be with Jesus on Monday, March 19, 2018. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor John Stinnett officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Richmond County she was a daughter of the late Ralph and Frances Shepherd. Ruth was devoted to Jesus and was a...
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Delphia Danley Kennedy

March 6, 2018

Mrs. Delphia Danley Kennedy, age 92 of Carthage passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at her home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Summer Hill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Arnold Comer. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. A native of Surry County she was the last surviving child...
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Barbara DeKler Pennypacker

March 5, 2018

Carthage, NC Barbara DeKler Pennypacker, 79 of Carthage passed away Monday, March 5, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home from 5:00 - 7:00 PM Wednesday. A native of Patterson, NJ she was a daughter of the late Abrahm and Louise Vocht DeKler. Barbara worked in banking for most of her life and retired as a head...
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Francis Xavier Feola

January 10, 1946 - February 23, 2018

Francis Xavier Feola, III (Frank), 72, of Carthage, passed away on February 23, 2018, at his home. Frank was born on January 10, 1946, in New York, NY. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Linda (DeKler) Feola; his son, Marc A. Feola and his wife, Patricia, and their son, Lucas; his daughter, Kristin M. Feola and significant other, Jorge H. Herrera. He is predeceased by his parents,...
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Michael Robert Punch

February 23, 2018

Michael Robert Punch, age 63 of Whispering Pines, NC died Friday, February 23, 2018 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Syracuse, NY he was born a son of the late Robert Edward and Joan M. Dudden Punch. He was a mechanic and worked for Bristol-Meyers in Syracuse for many years before moving to Moore County, NC. After moving he worked several years at Unilever in...
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Charles P. Lewis

February 22, 2018

Charles P. Lewis, age 70 of Carthage passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at his home just four days shy of his birthday. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Saturday, February 24th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM.A native of Albemarle County, VA he was born February 26, 1947 to the late Hal and Adelaide Crawford Lewis. Charles work in residential construction for several...
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Larry Lankford

October 20, 1933 - February 20, 2018

Larry Lankford, 84, of Whispering Pines, died Tuesday, February 20, 2018, at Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. Larry was born Oct 20, 1933 to the late Nash Lankford and Margaret Anita Nicholson. He was preceded in death by his step-mother Thelma Hundley Lankford and his sister Anita Allen Jessie. He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Jane Lankford; daughters Cindy Penning (Dave) and Kim...
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Patricia Sheppard Crumrine

February 16, 2018

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

February 11, 2018

Brenda Morgan Rouse, age 64 of Carthage died Sunday, February 11, 2018 at the home of her son Johnny in Whispering Pines. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Thursday at Southside Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Chris McNeill. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Worthy Morgan and Frances Furr Morgan Williams. She worked in...
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Carol Deaton Sanders

February 11, 2018

Seagrove, NC Carol Deaton Sanders, age 72 passed away Sunday, February 11, 2018 at Genesis HealthCare in Siler City. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Tuesday at Pine Grove Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by her grandson Kevin Maness. A native of Moore County she was the daughter of the late Gurney and Florence Williams Deaton. She worked at Klaussner Furniture in Asheboro ...
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Fleta Sanders Ritter

February 7, 2018

Robbins, NC Fleta Sanders Ritter, age 93 of Robbins, passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2018 one day before her 94th birthday. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Smyrna United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. David Woodhouse. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service at the church beginning at 1:00 PM. A native of...
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Robert "Bob" Church

October 11, 1924 - February 2, 2018

Robert "Bob" Church, age 93 of Lakeview died Friday (February 2, 2018) at Pinehurst Health and Rehabilitation Center in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be 3:00 PM Sunday at House of the Lord in Vass conducted by Pastor Tom Everett. There will be a visitation prior to the service beginning at 2:00. A native of Boone, NC he was a son of the late Ralph and Martha Okes Church. Bob was a...
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Mac Lee Stark

September 9, 1928 - January 21, 2018

Mac Lee Stark, age 89, of Foxfire Village died Sunday (January 21, 2018) at his home. A memorial service will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday, January 24, at West End United Methodist Church conducted by the Rev. Jane Leechford. The family will receive friends prior to the service in the fellowship hall beginning at 10:00 AM. A native of Kentucky, he was a son of the late Cleao and Rebecca...
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Helen Mae Neal Kivett

January 19, 2018

Helen Mae Neal Kivett, age 86 of Carthage died January 19, 2018 at Peak Resources - Pinelake. There will be a luncheon at noon on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at Calvary Baptist Church followed by visitation at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm funeral service conducted by Dr. William Cooper. Burial will follow in Cross Hill Cemetery. She was born in Moore County on 2/25/1931 to the late Claborn Mack Neal...
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Nancy Blake Nall

June 16, 1955 - January 2, 2018

Nancy Blake Nall, age 62 of Carthage died Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at Calvary Baptist Church conducted by Dr. Bill Cooper and Rev. Joe Johnson. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Bradley and Rebecca Baldwin Blake. Nancy graduated from Sandhills...
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Ressie Atkins Crabtree

December 25, 2017

Ressie Atkins Crabtree, 95 of Carthage died Monday, December 25, 2017 at her home. Graveside services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Lamm's Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Arnold Comer. A native of Surry County she was the last surviving daughter of the late Luther and LaTisha Carlisle Atkins. Ressie farmed and was a homemaker for many years. She also worked at...
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Christian Howard Wooten

December 15, 2017

Christian Howard Wooten, age 46 of Carthage died unexpectedly Friday, December 15, 2017 at his home. A graveside service will 2:00 PM Sunday at Pineywood Baptist Church Cemetery conducted by Pastor Greg Davenport. A viewing will be held prior to the service in the sanctuary beginning at 1:00 PM. A native of Hoke County he was a son of Leonard Howard Wooten of Cameron and Karen Stewart of...
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Harley Dale Cox

May 7, 1939 - December 14, 2017

Harley Dale Cox, 78, of Pinehurst NC, formerly of Sanford NC, died on December 14, 2017 at Pinehurst Health and Rehabilitation, surrounded by family. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on December 17 at Center United Methodist Church, 4141 S. Plank Rd., Sanford, NC with Rev. Gregg Newton officiating. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service, from 2...
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Treva Hunt Smith

December 9, 2017

Treva Hunt Smith, age 74 of Carthage died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home. Entombment will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park mausoleum in Southern Pines. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM and other times at the home. ...
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William Hardy "Buddy" Yarborough

March 7, 1937 - December 9, 2017

William Hardy "Buddy" Yarborough, age 80 of Maxton died Saturday, December 9, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Maxton. Burial will be at Williford Cemetery in Dunn at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends prior to the service in the church beginning at 10:00. A native of Hoke County he was a son of the...
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Mary "G" Hales Lee

December 2, 2017

Mary "G" Hales Lee, 91, of Pinehurst passed away on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at the FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, surrounded by her family. A Memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Carthage United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Bolyard officiating. Born in Pitt County she was a daughter of the late Louis Franklin Hales and Mary Grantham...
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Claytie Hugh Kiser

July 29, 1936 - November 15, 2017

Claytie Hugh Kiser, age 81 of Carthage died Wednesday (November 15, 2017) at Vident Medical Center in Greenville, NC. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church conducted by Rev. David Reynolds and Rev. Darrell Garner. Burial will follow with military honors in the church cemetery. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Ollie and Holly Hicks Kiser....
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Rosa Strickland

January 24, 1929 - November 5, 2017

Southern Pines, NC Rosa Asbell Strickland, 88, formerly of Tarboro, NC, died Sunday, November 5, 2017, at St. Joseph of the Pines Health Center in Southern Pines, NC. Rosa was born January 24, 1929 in Edenton, NC to the late Maie Price and George D. Asbell. She received both undergraduate and graduate degrees at East Carolina University and was a public school teacher primarily for Tarboro City...
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Lucille Mashburn Meggs

May 26, 1923 - November 4, 2017

Lucille Mashburn Meggs, age 94, died Saturday, November 4, 2017 at her residence. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at Horseshoe Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tom Currie officiating.  The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends following the service in the...
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Ronald Gene Paige

November 3, 2017

Ronald Gene Paige, 71, of Robbins NC, passed away on Friday, November, 3, 2017 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital.    Born on September, 8, 1946 in Stanley County NC.  Mr. Paige is survived by brother: Dennis Paige and wife Betty, of Albemarle, NC; sisters: Barbara Langston, of Mt Pleasant, NC, Pamela Barringer and husband Richard, of Mt Pleasant, NC.     ...
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Vincent Lewis Muscarella

November 1, 2017

Vincent Lewis Muscarella, 53, of Sanford NC, formerly of Raleigh NC and Michigan, went to be with The Lord on Wednesday, November 1. Vince was the son of Vanita Duguay and the late Francis Muscarella. In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his sister, Tammy and his son, Timothy. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Patricia Gail, & mother, Vanita Duguay. Children-...
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Georganne Thompson Austin

October 30, 2017

Georganne T. Austin of The Coventry at St. Joseph's of the Pines in Southern Pines, passed away Monday, October 30, 2017 after a brief illness. Georganne was born in Paducah, KY to the late George M. Thompson and Elsie M. Thompson and moved to Southern Pines in the early 1940’s. Georganne is predeceased by her husband, H. Stanley Austin and her son, George Andrew (“Andy”)...
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Jospeh Powers

June 12, 1931 - October 28, 2017

Joseph R. Powers, 86, husband of the late Eula Mae Holton Powers, died Saturday, October 28, 2017, at his home. Born June 12, 1931, in Greensboro, NC, he was a son of the late Eli Franklin Powers and the late Mary Lula Hussey Powers. He was a retired truck driver. He was of the Baptist faith. Survivors include three children, Joyce Marilyn Hodge (Clarence) of Sumter, Freddie Holton (Betty) of...
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Ruby Robinson

October 28, 2017

Virginia Ruby Robinson, 85, of Robbins, N.C., passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Randolph Hospice House, Asheboro, NC, surrounded by her family. Memorial service will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, where she was a member, with the Reverend Mamie Alley officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Ruby is a daughter...
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Vera McCaskill Freeman

October 28, 2017

Vera McCaskill Freeman passed away at her home on October 28th, 2017 at the age of 79. Vera was a native of Moore County and was born in Hemp, NC now known as Robbins. She was first a Mother and homemaker, but opened her home up to those who loved and desired to learn to play the piano. Her love of music and longing to serve the Lord led her to use her talents as a pianist and organist....
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Elizabeth Wilcox Blue

October 27, 2017

Elizabeth Wilcox Blue, 96, went to be with her Heavenly Father on October 27, 2017.  She was born Oct. 12, 1921, in Knoxville, TN, to Thomas Henry and Louise Wilcox.  When she was two years old the family moved to Richmond, VA, where Betty lived continuously until 2014.  She then moved to Southern Pines, NC, to be near her daughter. Betty, as she was known to everyone, was a 1938...
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John Lester Wallace

October 27, 2017

John Lester Wallace, age 83 of Carthage died Friday (October 27, 2017) at Peak Resource - Pinelake in Carthage. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Carthage. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Quinby Lewis and Annie Savannah Barber Wallace. Lester worked in textiles most of his life and ...
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Constance Barbee

March 3, 1948 - October 24, 2017

Constance Lilley Barbee Constance “Connie” Lilley Barbee, 69, of Pinehurst, passed away Tuesday, October 24 at Duke University Hospital in Durham. A lover of art, flowers and faith, she was known by everyone for her devotion to her family and friends, and her beautiful spirit. Born on March 3, 1948 in Asheville, Connie was one of three children born to William Walker Lilley and Lola...
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Shellet Monroe Rochelle

December 2, 1959 - October 23, 2017

Shellet Monroe Rochelle, age 57 of Carthage died Monday (October 23, 2017) at her parents home. A celebration of life will be held 2:00 PM Sunday (October 29, 2017) at 745 Connell Road Carthage. A native of West Palm Beach, FL she was a daughter of the late Alvin Monroe Hudson. Shellet is survived by her mother Jackie (grandma Jackie of Marie & Marcele Boutique) and her husband John Bray of...
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Michael Tyhanic

October 21, 2017

Michael Tyhanic was one of the greatest guys you could ever meet. He definitely lived life by his own rules. Whether that meant hanging with friends, blasting good tunes, shooting some pool (which he was a pro at back in the day) or just having a good time. Drumming, writing, cracking jokes, dreaming of being a pilot or just delivering the news were just a few of his MANY interests. He was for...
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Ronald Edward Hussey

October 17, 2017

Ronald Edward Hussey, 65, of Robbins, N.C., died Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Memorial service will be at 4:00 PM, Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Tabernacle United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Mamie Alley and Reverend Donald Burns, Jr. officiating. Born October 2, 1952 in Robbins, Ron attended North Moore High School and Appalachian State University. He began...
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Joan Cole Lane

October 14, 2017

Joan Cole Lane, age 51 passed away Saturday, October 14, 2017. A graveside memorial service will be 11: 00 AM, Friday, October 20, 2017 at Pine Rest Cemetery in Robbins, with the Reverend Chris Hrabosky officiating. Joan had a laugh that could only make you do the same.  She had a heart of gold and a love that stretched for miles.  She wore a meaningful smile filled with a purpose. ...
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Jane Ruth Blocker

May 12, 1942 - October 14, 2017

Jane Barrett Blocker passed away peacefully in her home in Southern Pines, NC, on Saturday, October 14, 2017.  She was born May 12, 1942, in Pinehurst, NC, to Myron and Betty Milliman Barrett.  She lived her childhood years in Pinehurst and her teen years in Wheeling, West Virginia. She attended Randolph-Macon Women’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia where she majored in chemistry....
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Mary Ruth Shipman

October 12, 2017

Mary Ruth Snow Shipman, 94, passed away peacefully at FirstHealth Hospice House on October 12, 2017. A Celebration of Life will be held at Bethesda Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017 at eleven o’clock. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall. Mary was born April 21, 1923 in Winston-Salem, N.C., the daughter of Lula Inez Jones Snow and Jasper Newton Snow. After...
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Laverne Davis

October 11, 2017

Carmelita Laverne Brady Davis, 85, died of natural causes at home on October 11, 2017 surrounded by family in Whispering Pines, NC. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 20, 2017 at 3:00 pm at Tabernacle United Methodist Church in Robbins, NC, the church she was baptized in, grew up in, was married in and later returned to play the organ for when her husband Jack Davis retired. Rev....
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Patsy Rowlls

August 10, 1955 - October 10, 2017

Patsy Mitchell Rowlls, age 62 of Cameron died Tuesday (October 10, 2017) at her home surrounded by her family. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage conducted by Pastor James Wilcoxson. Burial will follow in Johnsonville Cemetery. A native of Ft. Worth, TX she was a daughter of the late Mack Covington Mitchell and Nellie Frances Bobo Mitchell....
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Margaret "Meg" McLaurin McGill

October 8, 2017

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

October 7, 2017

Donald “ Don” Michael Boles, 60,  passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017 at  Carolina Beach, NC. Graveside Service, with Military Honors, will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery, with the Reverend Brian Murphy officiating.   Don served his country in the United States Air Force.  He worked for NTA, Inc,...
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Timothy Joe Myrick

October 4, 2017

Timothy Joe Myrick, age 65, of Carthage died Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Hospice Haven in Rockingham. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Robbins. A native of Moore County he was the son of the late Clarence Myrick. Tim retired from the banking industry as a branch manager First Bank where he worked in Robbins and...
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Timothy J. Myrick

October 4, 2017

Timothy Joe Myrick, age 65, of Carthage died Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at Hospice Haven in Rockingham.   A graveside service will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Pine Grove Baptist Church in Robbins.   A native of Moore County he was the son of the late Clarence Myrick.  Tim retired from the banking industry as a branch manager First Bank where...
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Theodore "Teddy" Vernon Yearby, Jr.

October 1, 2017

Theodore "Teddy" Vernon Yearby, Jr., age 68 of West End died Sunday (October 1, 2017) at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be 3:30 PM Thursday at Beulah Hill Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Darrell Williams. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 2:00 and following the service in the...
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Anne Morgan

September 30, 2017

Anne Allred Morgan, 82, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family.    Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM, Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Robbins First Wesleyan Church, where she was a member, with the Reverend Cameron Dockery, Reverend Bob Freeman and Reverend Wilson Harris officiating.  Burial will follow in the Pine Rest cemetery.    ...
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Jerry Dale Garner

September 29, 2017

Jerry Dale Garner, 74, passed away Friday, September 29, 2017 at Pinehurst Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Pinehurst, NC. Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Kennedy Funeral Home, with the Reverend Gene Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Pinerest Cemetery. Jerry worked in the textile industry for many years. Jerry loved to read, especially the Bible...
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Pearl Dunbar Hathaway

August 2, 1926 - September 27, 2017

Pearl Dunbar Hathaway, 91, of Foxfire Village died peacefully at Pinehurst Health and Rehab September 27, 2017. A private service is planned for a later date Predeceased by her parents Benjamin and Estelle Dunbar, she is survived by her son James A. Hathaway and wife Deborah of Foxfire Village, NC  daughter, Judy Mendiola and husband Frank of Boulder City Co., and sister Mary Alice Narron of...
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T.T. "Tommy" Prickett II

March 20, 1933 - September 26, 2017

T.T. “Tommy” Prickett, II, age 84 of Carthage died Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at his home. Funeral services will be 11:00 am Saturday, October 7, 2017, at Carthage United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Bolyard, The Rev. Dr. William J. Maness, Jr., and Deacon Tom Porter officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Hill Cemetery. Born in Sanford on March 20, 1933, to the late Turner...
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Bonnie Lynne Wadsworth

September 24, 1956 - September 23, 2017

Bonnie Lynne Wadsworth, of Carthage, died Saturday, September 23, one day before her 61st birthday. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday at Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late Robert Glenn and Annie Leslie Wadsworth. She was also preceded in death...
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Noal Edison Sheppard

August 1, 1950 - September 21, 2017

Noal Sheppard, age 67 of Pinebluff died Thursday, September 21, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Graveside services will be 1:00 PM Monday at Pinebluff Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Virgil Dwyer. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage on Sunday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Noal Sheppard, age 67 of Pinebluff died Thursday, September 21, 2017...
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Melba Black Vest

September 20, 2017

Melba Black Vest, age 93 of West End died Wednesday (September 20, 2017) at Tara Plantation in Carthage. Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Friday at Culdee Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late W.E. and Myrtle McKenzie Black. Melba worked at JP...
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Melba Vest

April 13, 1924 - September 20, 2017

Melba Black Vest, age 93 of West End died Wednesday (September 20, 2017) at Tara Plantation in Carthage.   Graveside services will be 11:00 AM Friday at Culdee Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall.   A native of Moore County she was a daughter of the late W.E. and Myrtle McKenzie Black. Melba worked at JP Stevens...
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Cindy Kaye Wilson

September 19, 2017

Cindy Kaye Sheffield Wilson, age 58 died Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at  Pinelake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Carthage, NC. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cindy was a homemaker and had previously worked in the dry cleaning business. She was a daughter of the late Floyd and Carolyn Short Sheffield. She is survived by daughters: Amanda Hutcherson, Sara Gabriel,...
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James Howard Wells

September 19, 1942 - September 17, 2017

James Howard Wells, age 74 of West End died Sunday (September 17, 2017) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Born in Moore County on September 19, 1942 he was a son of the late Howard Wells who was killed in action during WWII. James was raised by his grandparents Claude and Lessie Cox. He worked for Riley Paving for over 30 years and was also a volunteer with the Carthage Fire Department...
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Robert David Stone

July 13, 1931 - September 15, 2017

Robert “Bob” David Stone age 86 of Sanford died Friday September 15th 2017, at Sanford Health & Rehab in Sanford. A native of Lee County he was a son of the late James David and Lula Mae Parrish Stone and was preceded in death by a brother Malcolm Stone. He was survived by brothers Jack Stone of Supply, Jerry Stone and Nick Stone of Sanford and sister Priscilla Parrish of Sanford...
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Robert "Bob" David Stone

September 15, 2017

Robert "Bob" David Stone age 86 of Sanford died Friday September 15th 2017, at Sanford Health & Rehab in Sanford. A native of Lee County he was a son of the late James David and Lula Mae Parrish Stone and was preceded in death by a brother Malcolm Stone. He was survived by brothers Jack Stone of Supply, Jerry Stone and Nick Stone of Sanford and sister Priscilla Parrish of Sanford. Robert...
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Gladys Punchard

September 8, 2017

Gladys “Lucy”  Matthews Punchard, 96 passed away on September 8, 2017 at Quail Haven, Pinehurst, NC. Funeral service will be held 2:30 PM, Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Powell Funeral Home Chapel, Southern Pines, NC, officiated by Reverend David Helms. Burial will follow in Pinelawn Cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. Lucy...
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Steven Wayne Harmon

September 8, 2017

Steven Wayne Harmon, 51, passed away Friday, September 8, 2017 at Central Carolina Hospital, Sanford, NC. Memorial services will be 6:00 PM, Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home, conducted by the Reverend Donnie Gillis. The family will receive friends following the service. Steven loved being a Nurseryman  at Th’farm Nursery and took pride in doing a good...
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Sue Short

September 3, 1945 - September 5, 2017

Sue Renn Short, age 72 of Carthage died Tuesday (September 5, 2017) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sanford. Graveside services will be 4:00 PM Saturday at Cross Hill Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Jim Bolyard. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. A native of Vance County she was a daughter of the late Otho and Cora Lee...
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Sue Renn Short

September 5, 2017

Sue Renn Short, age 72 of Carthage died Tuesday (September 5, 2017) at Sanford Health and Rehabilitation Center in Sanford. Graveside services will be 4:00 PM Saturday at Cross Hill Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Jim Bolyard. The family will receive friends at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home on Friday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. A native of Vance County she was a daughter of the late Otho and Cora Lee...
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Mary Ann Eder

August 6, 1933 - September 3, 2017

Mary Ann Schmitz Eder, age 84 of Carthage and formerly of North Collins, NY died Sunday, September 3, 2017 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Wednesday, September 6, 2017 at Trinity Bible Church with Dr. William J. Maness, Jr. officiating. Another service will be held in North Collins, NY at a later date. A native of North Collins, NY she was a...
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Gloria Corder

September 1, 2017

Gloria Graham Corder, age 92 of Carthage died Friday (September 1, 2017) peacefully at her home with her family. A memorial graveside service will be held at Bible Tabernacle Cemetery at later date. She was born in Front Royal, VA and was the last surviving of 11 children born to Charles and Annie Hottle Graham. She worked at Carthage Fabrics for many years as a cloth inspector. She was preceded...
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Gloria Graham Corder

September 1, 2017

Gloria Graham Corder, age 92 of Carthage died Friday (September 1, 2017) peacefully at her home with her family. A memorial graveside service will be held at Bible Tabernacle Cemetery at later date. She was born in Front Royal, VA and was the last surviving of 11 children born to Charles and Annie Hottle Graham. She worked at Carthage Fabrics for many years as a cloth inspector. She...
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Eugene Varn Risher

December 19, 1933 - August 30, 2017

Eugene Varn Risher, age 83 of McLean, VA died Wednesday, August 30, 2017. He was born in Bamberg, SC on December 19, 1933 to the late Col. James F. Risher and Emma Jane Varn Risher. He graduated from Carlisle Military School and The Citadel. He did graduate work at the University of Edinburgh and attended Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow. He served in the US Army for two years before...
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