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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

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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Kristy Kay Scherer

April 3, 2021

Kristy Kay Scherer, age 66, of Southern Pines, and formerly of Piqua, Ohio died Saturday, April 3, 2021 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A native of Piqua, OH, she was a daughter of the late Leo Grant and Nila Jeanette Yaney Scherer. Kristy was a graduate of Ohio University and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Dayton. She is survived by her children...
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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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Edgar Lewis Klingenschmidt

August 16, 1928 - March 5, 2021

Edgar Lewis Klingenschmidt, 92 of Southern Pines died Friday, March 5, 2021 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A native of Vass he was born September 16, 1928 in Moore County to the late William and Anna Gschwind Klingenschmidt. He graduated from Vass Lakeview School in 1945 and entered the US Navy at the end of WWII. He was married to his wife Marie for 57 years and had been a...
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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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Charles Edward "Eddie" Watkins, Jr.

February 20, 2021

Charles Edward "Eddie" Watkins, Jr., age 61 of Southern Pines, died Saturday, February 20, 2021 at his home. A native of Moore County he was a son of Charles Edward and Norma Boles Watkins. Charles was a 1977 graduate of Pinecrest High School and also graduated from Sandhills Community College. He worked as a Lab Director with Durham County Health Department for almost 20 years. He was...
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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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Evelyn McCaskill Taylor

February 8, 2021

"Precious in the sight of the lord is the death of his saints." Ps. 116:15 Evelyn McCaskill Taylor, aged 97 of the Penick Village in Southern Pines passed away peacefully on Monday the 8th of February 2021. A native of Mt. Gilead she was a daughter of the late Carol and Maggie Ussery Mask. A state employee, Evelyn was retired from the medical records office at McCain Hospital. She was a...
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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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David Byrd Gwinn

February 4, 2021

David Byrd Gwinn died Thursday, February 4, 2021, in Pinehurst, North Carolina, of complications from the Covid-19 virus. He was 77. He will be remembered always by his loving wife of 55 years, Molly, his devoted son David and daughter-in-law Janice, and his cherished grandchildren, William and Nora. He is survived by his sister Anne Gwinn Fox and brother-in-law John Jay Fox, of Richmond,...
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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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Josie Phillips Cagle

January 28, 2021

Josie Phillips Cagle, age 101 of Carthage died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at her home. Graveside services 2:00 PM Monday at Tabernacle United Methodist Church cemetery. Kennedy Funeral Home.
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Jerry Upchurch

January 28, 2021

Jerry Upchurch, age 82 of Asheboro died Thursday, January 28, 2021 at his home. Arrangements will be announced by Kennedy Funeral Home.
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Teresa Clara Zywocinski Milazzo

June 11, 1928 - January 26, 2021

Teresa Clara Zywocinski Milazzo, 92, of Southern Pines, passed away at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Tuesday, January 26, 2021. Teresa was born 11 June 1928 in New Haven, Connecticut to the late Casimir and Josefa Zywocinski. Teresa grew up in New Haven, Connecticut graduating from Commercial High School. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Quinnipiac University and...
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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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James M. Atkins, Jr.

November 13, 2020

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

October 11, 2020

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

September 15, 2020

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

September 2, 2020

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

August 28, 2020

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

July 11, 2020

Randy George "Babe" Maness, age 61, of Troy, NC and formerly of Robbins, NC , died Saturday at his home. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late George and Marie Willis Maness. He was a graduate of the North Moore High School Class of 1977 and on the football team. Randy worked for Robbins Police Department and Moore County Sheriff's Department. He was an avid outdoorsman and...
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Ann Hegarty Cauley

June 21, 2020

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

July 30, 1933 - June 12, 2020

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

June 7, 1936 - June 3, 2020

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

July 25, 1957 - May 14, 2020

Ernest Lane Carter, retired sheriff of Moore County, born July 25, 1957, passed away on the morning of Thursday, May 14, 2020. Lane served as Elder at Cypress Springs Presbyterian Church and was a life-long Master Mason and Shriner. Lane was a dedicated public servant, husband, father, grandfather, mentor and friend. Anyone who had the good fortune to spend time with Lane was left better for...
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Taubersmith

December 6, 1924 - May 14, 2020

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

September 25, 1944 - May 9, 2020

Wanda Sue Patterson, age 75, passed away Saturday May 9, 2020. Wanda was the daughter of the late Franklin and Lola Taylor. She was born in Moore County and spent many of her working days as a caregiver. She was predeceased by her husband Herman "Sparky" Patterson. Wanda is survived by her daughter Wanda Denise Ponds of Carthage, two sons, James Edward Patterson of Myrtle Beach and...
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Richard C. "Dick" Schumacher

April 27, 2020

Richard C. "Dick" Schumacher, age 90 of Southern Pines died Monday. A memorial service will be 11:00 am Monday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home, 402 Saunders Street in Carthage. A native of Dubuque, IA he was a son of the late Carl F. and Marie Vogelsburg Schumacher. He was a verteran of the US Army serving in Germany and England and retired as a building contractor. He moved to Moore...
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Richard Steven Kruse, M.D.

December 20, 1941 - April 16, 2020

Richard Steven Kruse, M.D., 78, died on April 16, 2020 at First Health Hospice House. Born to the late Case and Stephanie Kruse on December 20, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. Richard was a graduate of Georgetown University where he received a BS in Biology in 1965; an MS in Pharmacology in 1967; a Medical Degree in 1971. He completed his rotation in 1972 at Northwestern University in...
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Reatha Eleanor Seawell Watson

August 4, 1921 - April 12, 2020

Reatha Eleanor Seawell Watson August 4, 1921-April 12, 2020 "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." Hebrews 13:8 This truth carried Reatha Seawell Watson for her 98 years. She grew up in Putnam, NC near Carthage. She attended Cool Springs Methodist Church and never lost her Methodist heritage. She had tuberculosis and began work at McCain hospital after her recovery....
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Carol Zellmer Price

April 3, 2020

Carol Zellmer Price, age 84 of Pinehurst died Thursday (April 3, 2020) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A private graveside service was held at Emmanuel Baptist Church cemetery. A native of Freewater, OR she was a daughter of the late Herman Randall and Mildred Taylor Zellmer. Carol retired as an administrative assistant with Moore County finance department. She was...
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Cora Lee Atkins

June 14, 1937 - March 27, 2020

Ms. Cora Lee Atkins, formerly of Carthage, was born on June 14, 1937 to the late Allen Eugene Atkins and Millie Fox Atkins in Haw Branch, North Carolina. She departed this journey on Friday March 27, 2020 at Novant Health University, Charlotte, NC. Our Beloved attended Pickney High School graduating with the Class of 1955. During school she played basketball and continued the passion...
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David Monroe

March 16, 2020

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

February 24, 2020

Steven Jarl Kraut, age 55 of Park Ridge, Illinois passed away peacefully February 24, 2020 at his daughter and son in law's home in Raeford. Private memorial services will be held at a later dates. Steven was a native of Cook County, IL and was a son of the late Morris Jarl and Julianne (Olson) Kraut. Steven (Steve) was born to Julianne and Morris Kraut in Park Ridge,...
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Kathryn Lee Cockman Fields

May 17, 1934 - February 19, 2020

Mrs. Kathryn Lee Cockman Fields, age 85, of Carthage, NC, gained her angel wings February 19, 2020, at Fox Hollow Senior Living Center under the care of Hospice. Born and raised in Carthage, NC, Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents, Peter Wesley Cockman and Alma Hancock Cockman, her brother Edward Cockman, and her husband James Blue Fields, all of Carthage, NC. Kathryn graduated from...
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R. Claiborne Morris

January 6, 1932 - February 16, 2020

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

September 12, 1942 - February 15, 2020

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

February 12, 2020

Jackson Springs, NC On February 12, 2020 Tamara Renee Mackey passed on to be with The Lord after a long battle with colon cancer. She died in the loving company of family and her closest friends at FirstHealth Hospice House at 6:04 p.m. For over two years she overcame every pain and challenge in her lengthy battle and personified the most courageous warrior imaginable. Tamara epitomized...
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Mary Florence Prevatte Nunnery

January 18, 2020

Mary Florence Prevatte Nunnery, age 72 of Carthage died Saturday, January 18, 2020 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Monday at Community Friends Church in Carthage conducted by Rev. Kenneth McNeill and Rev. Robert Kidd. Burial will follow in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery. A native of Bennettsville, SC she was a daughter of the late...
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Johnsie Flinchum Harkins

September 3, 1937 - January 14, 2020

Johnsie Flinchum Harkins, age 82 of Cary passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 14, 2020 in Cary. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Friday at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM. Johnsie was born in Moore County on September 3, 1937 to the late Brady J. and Myrtle Moore Flinchum. In addition to her...
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John Donald Cumby

December 31, 2019

John Donald Cumby, age 74 of Suwanee, GA died Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at his home after a six year three month battle with lung cancer. A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Carthage., NC. The family will receive friends in the fellowship hall following the service. A native of Forsyth County, NC he was a son of the late Henry and...
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Marcia Powell Black Schumacher

December 19, 2019

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

February 14, 1932 - December 19, 2019

Whispering Pines, NC Alice Joy Barber, 87, saw the face of her Lord on Thursday, December 19, 2019. Alice was born in Hattiesburg Mississippi to the late George and Adgie Davis on Valentine's Day, February 14, 1932. After the death of her father, her Mother moved back to North Carolina and later married Clyde Nall. On September 21, 1952 Alice married the love of her life, James...
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Johnny Russell "Bud" Hussey

December 19, 2019

Johnny Russell "Bud" Hussey, 86, of Robbins passed away Thursday, December 19th, 2019 peacefully at his home. Funeral Services will be at 3:00 pm Sunday, December 22nd, 2019 at Smyrna United Methodist Church where he was a member, with Reverend David Woodhouse and Reverend Edwin Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Johnny was a native of Moore County, North...
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Jerry Lee Maness

December 4, 2019

Jerry Lee Maness, age 52 of Carthage passed away Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be 7:00 PM Monday at Bible Tabernacle. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Ernest and Darlene Moore Maness. Jerry was a graduate of North Moore High School and was a...
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Sawyer Jameson Raines

June 5, 2006 - December 2, 2019

Sawyer Jameson Raines, age 13 of Whispering Pines passed away Monday, December 2, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday at First Baptist Church Carthage with Pastor Brian Murphy officiating. Burial will follow at Cross Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church starting at 12:00. Sawyer was a student at New Century Middle School and played...
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Billy Ray Williams

November 28, 1945 - November 28, 2019

Billy Ray Williams, age 74 of Eagle Springs passed away, November 28, 2019 on his birthday and Thanksgiving day while doing what he loved best, being outside and hunting. A memorial service will be 2:00 PM Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Central Carolina Riders Association (CCRA) Arena. A native of Moore County he was a son of the late Raymond and Hazel (Livengood) Williams. Billy retired...
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Barbara Ann Taubersmith

July 18, 1928 - November 26, 2019

In the early morning of November 26, Barbara Taubersmith passed away peacefully, with her husband and loving family nearby. She was born on July 18, 1928 in York, Pennsylvania, to the late Beatrice (Diehl) and Edgar Brandt. She is survived by her sister Jacqueline Marquardt of Gettysburg and is preceded in death by a daughter Alice, and brothers Martin (Buddy) and David Brandt. She was...
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Judith Ann Teel

October 26, 1944 - November 20, 2019

Pinehurst: Judith Ann Teel, 75, of Pinehurst, passed away Wednesday, November 20, 2019 after several years of declining health. Judith was born October 26, 1944 in Durham, NC. She was an only child of the late Zeno Brown and Mary Martin Teel. Having finished Northern High School in 1963, she initially attended East Carolina University before joining her parents in New York City. There...
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Roger E. Williams

Unknown

Southern Pines, NC Roger E. Williams, age 92 of the Coventry at St. Joseph of the Pines died peacefully Wednesday at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital in Pinehurst. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. A native of Cynthiana, KY he was a son of the late Rolla and Effie Wagoner Williams. Roger was a US Navy Veteran of WWII and worked as a mechanical engineer for...
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Carl Franklin Hussey, Jr.

October 24, 2019

Carl Franklin Hussey, Jr., age 75, died on Thursday, October 24, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Bible Tabernacle in Whispering Pines. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall. Born in Montgomery County, he was the son of the late Carl Franklin Hussey, Sr. & Alice Sheffield Hussey. Frank was an...
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Patricia Ann Murray

October 24, 2019

Patricia Ann (O'Connor) Murray passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2019 at Hospice House in Pinehurst, NC. She was surrounded by family members from all over the country. Her parents, Allan James O'Connor and Charlotte Passino O'Connor, lived in Los Angeles, CA. She joined three brothers, Daniel Franklin. Allan James, and Richard Edwin O'Connor. When she was still very young, she and...
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Kenneth Eugene Layton

October 22, 2019

Kenneth Eugene Layton, age 84 of Carthage died Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst. It was Ken's request that he be bequeathed to UNC Medical School and no services to be held. A native Guilford County he was a son of the late Thomas Edmund and Alvis (Jones) Layton. Ken started working with his father when he was nine years old, delivering ice. After high...
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Meredith Blaine Sweat Zerr

September 28, 1981 - Unknown

Tacoma, WA Meredith Blaine Sweat Zerr was born September 28, 1981 in Moore County to Rodney Sweat and Janice Hardy. She graduated from Union Pines High School in 1999, and FTCC in 2002 with an AAS in Surgical Technology. Most of her childhood was spent in or near Moore County, where her extensive family lived. Meredith loved her family with an unconditional love, and was a big kid at...
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Lewis Stutts

October 15, 2019

Lewis "Tommy" Stutts, age 63, of Carthage died Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Thursday at Emmanuel Baptist Church conducted by Pastor Eugene Ussery. Burial will follow in Cross Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service and other times at the home of his daughter Mary Ann. A...
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Jonathan "Banks" Richardson

March 22, 1956 - October 5, 2019

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

April 7, 1967 - October 3, 2019

Teresa Jean Nunnery, 52, passed away Thursday morning at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. She was born in Moore County on April 7, 1967 and was the daughter of Henry and Ruby Welch Nunnery. Our Angel Teresa will be remembered by her gentle spirit, beautiful eyes, and bright smile. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her sister Sherrie Murphy and husband Stephen of Carthage...
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