May. 24, 2014 @ 05:00 AM


SANFORD — Frances Siler Roberts, 88, died peacefully Thursday, May 22, 2014.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lemon Springs United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall.

Mrs. Roberts was the youngest daughter of the late James and Lucille Siler. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Mary Lane McArtan, Helen Siler; her husband, James “Jimmy” Roberts, and a cousin, James Frye.

She graduated from Greensboro College in 1946 and began her teaching career. Later she received her Master’s degree from UNC. She was the Elementary Supervisor of the Lee County Schools when the first public school kindergarten program began. She was a beloved educator for 34 years.

Throughout her adult life she was an active member of Lemon Springs United Methodist Church. She taught the Christian Fellowship Class and was a member of the Chancel Choir for 44 years. She served on many other committees of the church. She was passionate about her church, teaching and sharing the word of God and devoted to her church family.

She is survived by her daughter, Lisa Roberts Foushee and husband David; her son, Jay Roberts; four grandchildren, Mallory Frances Foushee Paderick and husband Dr. Tripp Paderick, Allison Hope Roberts, Merritt Lane Foushee, and Jamie Elizabeth Roberts; one great-grandchild, Sawyer Grey Paderick; two cousins, Frances Warner and Richard Frye.

She was loved and cared for in faith and devotion by the members of Lemon Springs United Methodist Church and her Upper Room partner, Gaynell McIver.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation for the loving care Frances received by the staff of Parkview Retirement Center and Community Hospice.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lemon Springs United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 129, Lemon Springs, N.C. 28355.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home.

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SANFORD — Hilda Gray Davis Johnson, 77, of Sanford, died Thursday (5/22/14) at The Laurels of Chatham.

She was born in Harnett County, on June 25, 1936, to the late David Crocket Davis and Mildred Ina McLeod Davis. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Hal Beacher “H.B.” Johnson Jr., and sister, Annie Laura Davis.

She is survived by a brother, D.C. Davis of Greensboro, and a niece, Laura Davis of Greensboro

She worked for Skill Creations and provided direct care to the clients. She was a member of Kendale Acres Free Will Baptist Church.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Kendale Acres Free Will Baptist Church. The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Doug Western officiating. Burial will follow at Prospect Free Will Baptist Church in Dunn.

Condolences may be made at

Arrangements by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home, Inc.


FAYETTEVILLE — Annie Warren, 89, of 547 Stoney Point Road, died Thursday (5/22/14) in Raeford.

Funeral service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Beauty Spot M.B.C. in Fayetteville. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A visitation will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. today at Cunningham & Son’s Mortuary in Fayetteville.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Warren; sons, Wesley Warren, Clifford Warren, Sandy Morrison and Henry Judd; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Cunningham & Son’s Mortuary in Fayetteville.


SILER CITY — A memorial service for D’Ante Cordell Dickerson, who died Wednesday (5/21/14), will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Knotts & Son Funeral Chapel.

He is survived by his mother, Tasha Dickerson; his grandmother; great-grandmother; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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


SANFORD — Funeral service for Wilbert Edgar “Skip” Cupps was held Friday at Miller-Boles Chapel with Chaplain Joel Cameron officiating.

Pianist was Linda Spivey and soloist was Tom Hamilton.

Following the funeral, a graveside service was held at Grace Christian Church Cemetery with Military Honors by the U.S. Marine Corps.

Pallbearers were David Jones, Derek Eubanks, Johnny Douglas and Taylor Cupps. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Lemon Springs Ruritan Club.

Online condolences can be made at

Arrangements wree by Miller-Boles Funeral Home.


LILLINGTON — Jimmie Dale McKenzie, 57, of Lillington, died Thursday (5/22/14) at the First Health Hospice House in Pinehurst.

He was born in McLeansboro, Ill., the son of Sherman and Georgia Belle Barber McKenzie. He worked for Lehigh Hanson Gardner Quarry in Lillington for the past 26 years.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Chapel in Lillington with the Rev. Gregg Newton officiating. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

He is survived by his wife, Deborah McKenzie; stepson, Shawn Buring and wife Jessica of Carthage; three stepgrandchildren; four brothers, John McKenzie and wife Casey of McLeansboro, Ill., David McKenzie of Keenes, Ill., Cecil McKenzie of Lillington and Mark McKenzie and wife Alice of Gillette, Wyo.; two sisters, Marilyn Eli and husband Bob of Evansville, Ind., and Sandy Johnson and husband Danny of McLeansboro, Ill. and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Health Hospice and Palliative Care, P.O. Box 5889, 251 Campground Road, Pinehurst, N.C. 28374.

Arrangements are by O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory in Lillington.

Online condolences can be made at


CAMERON — Charles Walter Hersey, 77, of Cameron, died Thursday (5/22/14) at Manor Care in Pinehurst.

He was born in York, Pa., on Nov. 6, 1936, to the late Woodrow Wilson Hersey and Olivia Keesey Hersey. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Christian Long, and a brother, Don Hersey. He was retired from the U.S. Army.

He is survived by his stepmother, Ethel Wayne of Pennsylvania; his wife, Joyce Elaine Bollinger Hersey; two sons, Charles E. Hersey and wife Denise of Fayetteville and Terry Hersey of Cameron; three daughters, Janet McQuaiq and Lolita Hunt, both of Cameron, and Teresa Furmage and husband Mitchell of Parkton; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

A private funeral service will be held Tuesday with Pastor William Beasley presiding. Entombment will follow with full military honors.

Arrangements are by Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home.

Condolences may be made at


FAYETTEVILLE — Notre Mae Altman, 89, of Fayetteville, died Friday (5/23/14) at home.

Funeral service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Adcock Funeral Home followed by burial at Olivia Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Olivia.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m.

She is survived by her husband, Alan Altman; daughter, Judy Cameron; son, Andre Altman; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are by Adcock Funeral Home & Crematory.