Obituaries for June 5

Jun. 05, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


FAYETTEVILLE — Harry Alfred Wieland, 95, of Fayetteville died Tuesday (6/3/14) in Fayetteville Manor Assisted Living.

Funeral service will be held today at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Adcock Funeral Home. Burial will follow at a later date in Woodlawn Cemetery in Orchard Park, N.Y.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Wieland, and daughter, Susan Monin.

He is survived by his daughters, Beth Broeker and Mary Ellen Smith and her husband, Jack; son, Harry Wieland; and six grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joseph of the Pines Life Pace, 100 Gossman Drive, Suite B, Southern Pines, N.C. 28387 or the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 400 Oberlin Road, Suite 220, Raleigh, N.C. 27605.

Arrangements are by Adcock Funeral Home & Crematory.



SANFORD — Memorial service for Margaret Ellen Jones of Sanford, who died January 22, will be held Sunday at the Ebenezer Shelter 1 at Jordan Lake. The Rev. Nancy E. Petty, pastor at Pullen Memorial Baptist Church in Raleigh, will conduct the service. A picnic will follow.

Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.



DURHAM — Willie Williams, 82, of 303 Carver St., Durham, died Tuesday (6/3/14) at Carver Living Center in Durham. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Knotts Funeral Home.



BROADWAY — James Robert May, 46, of Broadway, died Monday (6/2/14) at Wake Medical Center.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Union United Methodist Church in Lillington. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the service.

He is survived by his mother, Patricia May, and two sisters, Mary Lavier and Cathy Hardin.

Arrangements are by Adcock Funeral Home & Crematory.



SANFORD — Funeral service for Oscar Phillip “Pete” Marsh, 84, of Sanford, who died Sunday (6/1/14), was held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Cool Springs Baptist Church with the Rev. Ira Sutton and the Rev. Matthew Martin officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Pianist was Jane Craig and soloist was Andy Caddell. The congregation sang one hymn and recorded music was also played.

His Senior Men’s Sunday school class sat as a group.

Pallbearers were Duncan Lundy, Richard Hendley, Joe Liles, Steve Hazelwood, Larry Marsh and Jimmy McPherson. Honorary pallbearer was Tim Marsh.

Arrangements were by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.



CARTHAGE — W. Argene Brown, 85, of Carthage, died Tuesday (6/3/14) at FirstHealth Hospice House in Pinehurst.

Funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Baptist Church conducted by the Rev. Mike Holyfield. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A native of Moore County, he was a son of the late Hugh T. and Ocia Cockman Brown. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served during the Korean War. He was a farmer most of his life and also worked for Eveready in Asheboro and Proctor Silex in Southern Pines. He was preceded in death by a brother, June Brown, and sisters Myrtie Kennedy and Maxine Vest.

He is survived by sisters Josephine Crabtree and husband Carlton of Elkhart, Ind. and Lois Priest and husband Joe of Carthage; brothers Tracy Brown and wife Sherry, and Monroe Brown, all of Carthage; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at Kennedy Funeral Home from 6 until 8 p.m. today and other times at the home of Tracy and Sherry Brown.

Memorials may be made to Crossroads Baptist Church, 6787 Highway 705, Robbins, N.C. 27325.

Arrangements are by Kennedy Funeral Home.




FAYETTEVILLE — Hugh Roberson Haire Sr., 93, of Fayetteville, died Tuesday (6/3/14) at his residence.

Funeral service will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in Jernigan Warren Chapel with Dr. Tryon Lancaster presiding. Burial will follow at Cross Creek Cemetery #3. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and he attended Louisburg College. He was the owner and operator of Haire Plumbing. He was a member of Wesley Heights UMC, Phoenix Masonic Lodge #8, the Exchange Club and the Lions Club.  He had received the Silver Spoon Award and the Fayetteville Entrepreneurial Award from Methodist University. He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Louise Haire, and daughter, Saundra Faye Haire.

He is survived by his sons, Larry Hugh Haire and wife Marian of Raeford and Hugh R. Haire Jr. and wife Kim of Fayetteville; daughters, Diane H. Harrill and husband Rodney of Sanford and Donna Louise Haire of Clayton, Ga.; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Wesley Heights United Methodist Church or Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina, 400 Flemington Drive, Lake Waccamaw, N.C. 28450.

Arrangements are being handled by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home in Fayetteville.



SANFORD — Gus Nick Kehagias, 49, of Sanford, died Sunday (6/1/14). Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.



SANFORD — John Henry “Bud” Tillotson Jr., 89, of Sanford, died Wednesday (6/4/14) at Sanford Health & Rehab.

He was born in Forsyth County, son of the late John H. Tillotson Sr. and Mary Shore Tillotson. He retired from GKN and was a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his daughter, Gayle T. Jolly and husband Roger of Rural Hall; son, Pat Tillotson and wife Vicky of Oak Island; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.



CARTHAGE — Arthur E Bryant, 85, of Carthage, died Wednesday (6/4/14) at Manor Care in Pinehurst. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Fry & Prickett Funeral Home.



SANFORD — Robert Harry Craig, 57, of Sanford and Surf City, and formerly of Southern Pines, lost his brief battle with cancer on June 3, 2014.

Bob is survived by his wife and best friend of close to 34 years, Sherry; two sons, Joshua and his wife Jenn of Garner and Ryan and his wife Lucretia of Wilmington. Bob was a very proud grandfather to Emmie (5), Carter (3) and twins, Madi and Mason, all of Garner. Also of the home was the world’s best German Shepherd and daddy’s girl, Gretta. Bob’s father is William Craig of Southern Pines. His mother, Frances, preceded him in death.

The family will have a private scattering of his ashes at his favorite place, the ocean.

Many prayers and acts of kindness have been afforded to the family. They are grateful to have the love and support of so many. It’s truly a gift that there are no words for.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Wounded Warrior Project or your local no-kill animal shelter.

Honey, the sun shines less bright, the moon does not rise as high. Bob you are very much loved. (Sherry)

Online condolences may be made at

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

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SANFORD — Harold Lloyd James, Sr., known as “Pap” to his family and old friends and “Pappy” to his grandchildren, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2014, surrounded by family at his home at Buffalo Lake. He was 79 years old.

Born on September 5, 1934, in Duplin County, NC, Harold was the youngest son of the late Emil and Mary Henry Jenkins James. He was a 1953 graduate of Wallace High School and a 1960 graduate of East Carolina College, which is where he met and fell in love with Betsy Russell. Between high school graduation and college graduation, Harold served two years in the U.S. Army as a top-secret security guard at Sandia Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Harold retired in 1992 as a Senior Vice President with Southern National Bank in Sanford. During his banking career, he was very involved in the community, serving as treasurer of the Sanford Lions Club, and the Downtown Merchants Association, as well as Treasurer and President of the Lee County High School Athletic Boosters Club. He was also an active member of St. Luke United Methodist Church, where he served on the Finance Committee for many years, was Chairman of the trustees and a dedicated member of the Moffitt, Hoyle, Jones Sunday School class.

Harold is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 54 years, Betsy Russell James; son, Harold L. James Jr. and wife Nancy; daughter, Mary Elizabeth James Tatum and husband Michael; daughter, Jamey James Allen and husband Wade; grandson, Michael Jr. and wife Heather; grandsons, Tyler, Jay, Russell, Hamilton, Jack and James; granddaughter, Britt; great-grandson, Palmer; two brothers, Billy James of Burgaw, NC and Elwood James of Columbia, SC; and his beloved cat, Bitsy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his two oldest brothers, C.J. James of Wallace, NC and Henry James of Palm Beach, Florida.

Harold’s favorite pastime was gardening, and he was known for growing delicious tomatoes, cucumbers, and collards, which he loved to share with friends and neighbors around Sanford and Buffalo Lake. Another favorite pastime was attending East Carolina University football games with his wife and friends. He was a proud ECU Pirate.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, June 6th, at St. Luke United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends in the Davenport Christian Life Center at St. Luke Church following the memorial service and at other times at the residence of Harold L. James Jr., 1510 Cool Springs Road, Sanford, NC.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate Harold’s memory to be honored with donations to the Mary Tulluck Fund at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2916 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330 or to Carolina Animal Rescue & Adoption, PO Box 2642, Sanford, NC 27331-2642.

The family is grateful for the loving care provided by Dr. Hope Uronis and her oncology team at the Duke Cancer Center as well as the devoted caregivers of Community Home Care & Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

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SANFORD — Mr. Tommy Leon Dinkins, age 66, of Sanford, N.C., died Wednesday, June 4, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Dinkins was born in Lee County, N.C. on February 14, 1948, to the late Roy Newton Dinkins, Sr. and Virginia Hudson Dinkins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Dennis Dinkins. Mr. Dinkins was a retired cabinet maker.

He is survived by his wife, Jane Taylor Dinkins of the home; two daughters, Mary Ann Bradley of Sanford, N.C. and Dana Dinkins of Winston Salem, N.C.; a brother, Roy Newton Dinkins, Jr. and wife Linda of Sanford, N.C.; and by a grandchild, J.D. Bradley.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the Sanford Church of God. The funeral will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, June 7, 2014, at the Sanford Church of God with Pastor David Kimbrell, Pastor Eugene Powers, and Pastor Dennis Patterson officiating. Burial will follow at Lee Memory Gardens with military rites.

In lieu of flowers, memorials for Mr. Dinkins may be made to Liberty Hospice of Sanford, 1005 Carthage Street, Sanford, N.C. 27330 or to Sanford Church of God, 2105 Pathway Drive, Sanford, N.C. 27330.

Condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.

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