Mar. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


PITTSBORO — Dugan Pete Smith (US Army, Ret.SPC), age 40, of Pittsboro, NC died on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at his home with his family by his side.

Dugan was born on March 7, 1973 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Warren and Gloria Smith. He was a veteran of his country and served in the United States Army as a Multiple Launch Rocket Systems Crew Member in the 3rd Battalion 27th Field Artillery Regiment (HILMAR), and was a member of the American Legion and the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Dugan graduated from Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa, OK and was an avid Oklahoma Sooner football fan. He was a semi-pro boxer in Oklahoma. Dugan was a very physical person who enjoyed working out and spending time with his four-year-old son, Paul, playing video games. He was a member of St. Julia's Catholic Church in Siler City, NC.

He is survived by his wife of 5 years, Autumn Smith of Pittsboro; his two sons: Paul Smith of the home and Christopher Asher of Sand Springs, OK; his parents, Warren and Gloria Smith of Tulsa, OK; his mother-in-law, Florence Shirley; one brother and two sisters also survive him. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, March 7, 2014 at St. Stephen the First Martyr Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Jim Fukes presiding. Military honors will follow the service.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, March 6, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Miller-Boles Funeral Home in Sanford.

Memorial contributions may be made to: The ALS Association Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter, 4 N. Blount St., Suite 200, Raleigh, NC 27601.

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Miller-Boles Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family.

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SOUTHERN PINES — Nan Austin Chandler died Saturday (3/1/14) at Belle Meade.

A memorial service will be held in the Chapel at Belle Meade, 100 Waters Drive, Friday at 2 p.m. with a reception following.

Born Nan Roberta Brockwell on April 10, 1920 to the late James and Mary King Brockwell of Petersburg, Va., she graduated from Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh and Harbougher College in Raleigh. Soon after graduation, she met and married Moore County native E.J. Austin and moved to Southern Pines. After the death of her husband, she married Moore County native Ralph Leland Chandler. She was the lead facilitator of the Girl Scout day camp held at Camp Gertrude Tufts and Foxfire. She chaired many committees of the Southern Pines Garden Council. She supervised the hostesses for the Moore County Historical Association at the Shaw House, supported the Arts Council of Moore County and was a charter member of the John Boyd VFW Auxiliary.

She is survived by five daughters, Roberta J. Imhoff and husband Rod of Williamston, Mich., Alyce C. Zink and husband Fred of New Bern, Susan I. Austin-Salvo and husband Anthony of Coatesville, Pa., Nancy Austin Snyder and husband Kurt of Hope Mills, and Candace Austin Harms and husband Jeff of Foxfire Village; one sister, Barbara Smith and husband Bill of Raleigh; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Belle Meade Education Fund, 100 Waters Drive, Southern Pines, N.C. 28387 or Community Congregational Church, 141 North Bennett St., Southern Pines, N.C. 28387.

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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CAMERON — Mildred Doloris “Dee” Mayo Forshey, 71, of Cameron, died Saturday (3/1/14) at her home.

She was born on Feb. 18, 1943, in Newport News, Va., to the late William Mayo and Mildred Delia Moore Barrett. She was also preceded in death by a son, Daniel; a grandson and infant twin grandchildren. She worked for Kent Mobile Homes in Delaware as a supervisor for 20 years. She was a member of React in Dover, Del.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Gene Corbin Forshey; two sons, Michael Kessler and wife Sandra of Harrington, Del., and Gene Forshey Jr. of Cameron; four daughters, Lori Sherman and husband Keith of Milton, Del., Penny Grafton and husband Mike of South Carolina, Christina Tyner and husband Gary of Cameron, and Kimberly Rodan and husband Lawrence of Lemon Springs; a stepdaughter, Carlotta Goodman and husband Mark of Dover, Del.; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Bible Baptist Church in Sanford with Chaplain William McKoy officiating.

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Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.


BENNETT — Jimmy Ray Cox, 67, of 6576 Jimmy Cox Road, Bennett, died Monday (3/3/14) at Randolph Hospice House in Asheboro.

Funeral service will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at Bennett Baptist Church with the Rev. Darrell Williams and the Rev. Tim Strider officiating. Burial will follow at the Cox Family Cemetery.

He was a Randolph County native and was the son of the late Ray and Lessie Cox. He started working in the textile industry and then began his lifelong passion of farming. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Cox.

He is survived by his wife, Savonne S. Cox; sons, “Punk” Cox and wife Heather of Bennett, and “Pooch” Cox; stepdaughter, Nicole Sebik and husband Joe of New Hill; stepson, James Garrett Stephens and wife Jennie of New Hill; four grandchildren; brother, Jerry “Levi” Cox and wife Pam of Bennett; and sister, Shirley Stout and husband Tony of Ramseur.

A visitation will be held today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett and other times at his home and the home of his son “Punk."

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Memorials may be directed to Hospice of Randolph County.

Arrangements are by Joyce-Brady Chapel.


SILER CITY — Hurley Glover, 73, of 254 Fletcher Siler Road, Siler City, died Monday (3/3/14) at home.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Unity Powerhouse Church in Siler City. Burial will follow at the Chatham Memorial Park.

He is survived by a host of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are by Knotts & Son Funeral Home in Siler City.


SANFORD — Funeral service for Marvin “Skip” Alston, 76, who died Thursday (2/27/14), was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Taylor Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Pittsboro with the Rev. Eugene Staton officiating. Burial was at the church cemetery.

Soloist was Teresa Goldston.

Pallbearers were Bryant Dowdy, Mario Jones, Tim Sellars, J.P. Goldston, Herman Dowdy Jr., Prentice Goldston and D.J. Slayton.

Arrangements were by Knotts Funeral Home.


CARTHAGE — Virginia Patterson Caddell, 89, of Carthage died Monday (3/3/14) at her home.

Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Carthage conducted by the Rev. Ray Campbell, the Rev. Marshall Old and the Rev. Heath Caddell. Entombment will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Cross Hill Cemetery Mausoleum in Carthage.

Born in Moore County, she was the last surviving child of the late Dewey and Thelma Gilmore Patterson. She worked alongside her husband for many years at Alex's Exxon in Carthage where she managed the grocery portion of the station and helped keep books. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Alex Caddell, who died in 2012 and sisters, Frances Cockman, Olivia Griffin, and a niece.

She is survived by her children, Carol Old and husband Marshall of Elon, Larry Caddell and wife Lisa of Carthage and Andy Caddell and wife Sylvia of Cameron; adopted daughter, Elizabeth Howard; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Dot Moss and husband Jay of Carthage.

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at First Baptist Fellowship Hall and other times at the residence.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 824, Carthage, N.C. 28327.

Arrangements are by Fry and Prickett Funeral Home.



SANFORD — Funeral service for James Hurley Ashworth, 94, of Sanford, who died Friday (2/28/14), was held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Jonesboro Heights Baptist Church with the Rev. Gilbert McDowell, the Rev. Jeff Roberts, and Dr. Calvin Sayles officiating. Entombment followed at Lee Memory Gardens Chapel Mausoleum.

Pianist was the Rev. Ronald Byrd and soloist was Brenda Wicker. The congregation also sang.

Pallbearers were Weldon Brown, Daryl Hughes, Howard Hughes Jr., Johnny Douglas, Ashley Teal and Kyle Scotton.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.